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10 September 2014 | 'Trust teachers to be champions,' says celebrated US educationist Doug Lemov

  • TES Connect cover our inaugural Annual Education Lecture. We were delighted to welcome Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like a Champion and Managing Director of Uncommon Schools Charter network, as guest speaker. 

  • 06 September 2014 | Children aged six will eventually have to pay average of £800,000 for their first home

  • Taking into account house price inflation and housing forecasts, Policy Exchange has calculated that the average house will cost £780,000 in 2040. The Daily Mail covers the findings which highlight the desperate need to build more homes. Chris Walker, Policy Exchange's Head of Housing and Planning, is quoted in the article.  

  • 06 September 2014 | Average home to cost £780,000 by 2040, says Policy Exchange

  • The Daily Telegraph covers calculations made by Policy Exchange which indicate that the average house will cost £780,000 in 2040.  The calculations take into account house price inflation and housing forecasts, and highlight the desperate need to build more homes. Chris Walker, Policy Exchange's Head of Housing and Planning, is quoted in the article.   

  • 01 September 2014 | ConservativeHome manifesto adopts Policy Exchange housing and planning proposals

  • ConservativeHome adopts two Policy Exchange housing and planning proposals as part of its manifesto. Calls for new housing to take the form of traditional streets (Create Streets) and the construction of new garden cities (Cities for Growth) are backed by the Conservative grassroots website.

  • 31 August 2014 | Ofsted scraps grades for individual lessons

  • Covering Ofsted's decision to no longer grade teachers’ individual lessons during school inspections, TES Connect refers to our report Watching The Watchmen. We found that lesson observations are neither valid nor reliable and called for them to be scrapped. The watchdog will now give general feedback following lesson observations and look at lessons across the school.  

  • 27 August 2014 | Timothy Kirkhope: Pulling together for a brighter future

  • Timothy Kirkhope, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, cites Policy Exchange's Technology Manifesto in an article for the Yorkshire Post.

  • 24 August 2014 | Overhaul childcare funding to ensure best quality service, says major new report

  • The Independent's political editor Jane Merrick cites findings from Policy Exchange's Quality Childcare report that wealthier parents are receiving better childcare as they can pick more successful nurseries, whereas poorer parents can choose only the cheapest provider.

  • 22 August 2014 | Tackling crime is key to improving 'sink estates'

  • A leader column in The Daily Express explores issues raised in our recently published report The Estate We're In. The report urges politicians from all parties to pledge to turn around the most deprived council estates within the next ten years, and highlights how decades of neglect and ghettoization have led to acute social problems.   

  • 22 August 2014 | The scandal of Britain's ‘Shameless’ estates riddled with crime and violence

  • Our report The Estate We're In is covered by The Daily Express. The report urges politicians from all parties to pledge to turn around the most deprived council estates within the next ten years, and highlights how decades of neglect and ghettoization have led to acute social problems.   

  • 21 August 2014 | How far will teachers go to improve GCSE results if their pay depends on it?

  • Jonathan Simons, Head of Education policy at Policy Exchange is quoted on The Guardian’s Teacher Network site in an article on performance-related pay and the extent to which a teacher’s pay depends on the grades their pupils achieve. Jonathan argues that how far exam results affect salaries is at the discretion of the school and determined by what systems are in place.