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Doug Lemov profiled in Schools Week October 16, 2015

Posted by Alex, Managing Director in John Catt Educational news.
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We were pleased to see Doug Lemov with a nice long profile in this week’s edition of the excellent Schools Week publication.

Edition 43 of Schools Week can be read here: https://app.doxiq.com/d/93J1W/Schools-Week-edition-43

Doug, Managing Director of Uncommon Schools and author of Teach Like a Champion, was one of the contributors to our recent book Changing Schools.

Changing Schools is a collection of essays by teachers, researchers and administrators who have been on the front line of the revolutionary changes taking place in state education over the last five years. Their chapters cover topics such as assessment, academy chains, use of educational research, free schools and social media, and will be required reading for anyone wanting to understand England’s rapidly changing educational landscape.

Other contributors include: Andrew Old, prominent teacher blogger; Tom Bennett, founder of ResearchEd; Jonathan Simons, head of education at the think tank Policy Exchange; Katharine Birbalsingh, Head of Michaela Community School; James O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director of Floreat Education and former Policy Director for David Cameron; Daisy Cristodoulou, head of research at ARK Schools;


New release: Changing Schools, edited by Robert Peal June 1, 2015

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We are delighted to announce the publication of a new collection of essays exploring the impact of education reform on the UK state sector over the past five years.

Changing Schools, edited by Robert Peal, features contributions from teachers, researchers and administrators who have been on the frontline of the dramatic changes taking place in state education over the last five years. The authors assess the rapidly changing educational landscape and offer thoughts on where we go from here.

Here is the full chapter list:

  • Introduction, Robert Peal
  • Academies and chains: When collaboration meets competition, James O’Shaughnessy
  • Free schools: Making success sustainable, Katharine Birbalsingh
  • Qualifications: What constitutes real qualifications reform? Dr Tina Isaacs
  • Assessment: High stakes, low improvement, Daisy Christodoulou
  • Social media: Did blogs break the Blob? Andrew Old
  • Policy: Ten challenges for any government from 2015, Jonathan Simons
  • Teaching: Teacher professionalism, training and autonomy, Tom Bennett
  • Charter schools: Lessons from America’s experiment with accountability and autonomy, Doug Lemov and Joaquin Hernandez
    Postscript, Robert Peal

To order Changing Schools, visit our online bookshop.

For review or inspection copies, please contact enquiries@johncatt.com