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What should we teach?

What should we teach?

A new book is seeking to reclaim the question of what we teach on behalf of the profession and argues for a focus on ‘powerful k…

Ideas for STEM projects and activities

Ideas for STEM projects and activities

Birches Head Academy prizes its focus on STEM education, including its role as a lead school with the Computing at School initiative, supporting delivery of the computing curriculum. Sarah Williams discusses some of their activities.

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Are you joining the Make Time for mental health campaign this month?

Are you joining the Make Time for mental health campaign this month?

This month, 300 secondary schools across England have committed to Make Time in November – an initiative to end mental health st…

20th Nov 2014
Case study: Effective inclusion

Case study: Effective inclusion

Continuing our focus on Nasen’s Outstanding Schools, we hear from the staff of Swanwick Hall School, which has not excluded a ch…

20th Nov 2014
ADHD and the new SEN Code

ADHD and the new SEN Code

The new SEN Code of Practice has wide-ranging implications, but what does it mean for children with ADHD? Dr Tony Lloyd explains…

20th Nov 2014
Hurdling the attainment gap

Hurdling the attainment gap

With a look at the key role that physical exercise can play. Karen Sullivan continues her focus on strategies to help you close …

Karen Sullivan,20th Nov 2014
CPD: Knowing versus doing

CPD: Knowing versus doing

SecEd’s resident CPD expert Phil Parker suggests using e-authoring software for procedural CPD, thus freeing up more time to add…

Phil Parker,20th Nov 2014
Pupil researchers: Flipping the script

Pupil researchers: Flipping the script

The pupil researchers at All Saints School observe and feedback to beginner teachers with their views on teaching and learning. …

20th Nov 2014
Ideas for STEM projects and activities

Ideas for STEM projects and activities

Birches Head Academy prizes its focus on STEM education, including its role as a lead school with the Computing at School initia…

20th Nov 2014
How can you earn your staff’s respect as a new headteacher?

How can you earn your staff’s respect as a new headteacher?

A distinct challenge of early headship, especially in schools requiring improvement, is winning the respect and loyalty of your …

20th Nov 2014
A programme to improve TA effectiveness

A programme to improve TA effectiveness

In order to support the professionalism of his school’s teaching assistants, Bruce Wooding introduced a TA effectiveness program…

Future Leaders,13th Nov 2014
What makes an inspiring teacher?

What makes an inspiring teacher?

A research project has observed a group of teachers identified by their school leaders as ‘inspirational’ in a bid to discover w…

13th Nov 2014

Latest News

At a glance headlines: November 20, 2014

A £1,000 funding grant for an innovative project to support students' health and wellbeing and new resources to help tackle the …

20th Nov 2014
New e-learning resource tackles grooming threat

New e-learning resource tackles grooming threat

Secondary schools in Lincolnshire are piloting a new e-learning package that teaches youngsters how to avoid being sexually expl…

Emma Lee-Potter,20th Nov 2014

Students learn how to stand up to bullies

Children can be empowered to stand up to bullies if they receive proper training, new research suggests.

Emma Lee-Potter,20th Nov 2014
Schools admit asking teachers to buy science kit

Schools admit asking teachers to buy science kit

Dozens of schools in Scotland have admitted asking teachers and parents to help pay for practical science activities.

Sam Phipps,20th Nov 2014
Skills inquiry: curriculum is ‘limiting opportunities’

Skills inquiry: curriculum is ‘limiting opportunities’

A nine-month inquiry by the Skills Commission has concluded that the current curriculum is hampering skills education. It has al…

Dorothy Lepkowska,20th Nov 2014
More than 3,000 young people take part in School Proms 2014

More than 3,000 young people take part in School Proms 2014

More than 3,000 young musicians have taken to stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of the annual School Proms. Lasting th…

20th Nov 2014

Entitlement framework will make ‘selection obsolete’

Northern Ireland’s new system of secondary education makes academic selection obsolete, the schools minister has said.

Simon Doyle,20th Nov 2014

Sixth form colleges demand action over VAT and funding

Sixth-form colleges are urging the government to reverse the decision to “decouple” AS from A levels, as part of their manifesto…

Dorothy Lepkowska,20th Nov 2014
Up to £30,000 difference in cost of teacher training

Up to £30,000 difference in cost of teacher training

New school-based teacher training routes cost the government significantly more than traditional undergraduate Initial Teacher T…

Emma Lee-Potter,20th Nov 2014

British Council campaigns to revive overseas exchanges

A campaign has been launched to bring back overseas school exchange programmes in UK schools.

20th Nov 2014