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Should learning be fun? Or do we mean enjoyable?

Should learning be fun? Or do we mean enjoyable?

Much has been said about the links between enjoyment and learning, but is enjoyment the same as fun? Gerald Haigh considers how …

Every single day, children make 1,387 prison visits – but what is their impact?

Every single day, children make 1,387 prison visits – but what is their impact?

Despite 200,000 children having a parent in jail, we know ‘next to nothing’ about the impact that often-harrowing prison visits can have, a charity has warned. Pete Henshaw reports.

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Advice on tackling the STEM divide

Advice on tackling the STEM divide

The gender divide has long cast a shadow over the STEM industries. Vincent English discusses why increasing the number of women …

25th Sep 2014
Putting CPD at the centre of school improvement

Putting CPD at the centre of school improvement

A Nottinghamshire school put professional development at the centre of its efforts to come out of special measures. Principal Do…

25th Sep 2014
Mentors give students sporting inspiration

Mentors give students sporting inspiration

The Sky Sports Living for Sport programme offers free access to athlete mentors to help pupils use sport to improve their lives.…

25th Sep 2014
Eight steps to teaching excellence

Eight steps to teaching excellence

Matt Bromley introduces the eight cornerstones on which teachers can develop a culture of quality and create a highly successful…

Matt Bromley,25th Sep 2014
The Learner: SSAT National Conference 2014

The Learner: SSAT National Conference 2014

What does it mean to be a learner in 2014? This is the question that will be tackled at the SSAT National Conference 2014 in Dec…

25th Sep 2014
Getting creative: Ideas for the classroom

Getting creative: Ideas for the classroom

Teacher Lauren Nicholson-Ward offers some creative and practical lesson ideas to help engage students.

25th Sep 2014
Robust, rigorous assessment

Robust, rigorous assessment

With national curriculum levels now officially scrapped, schools need to find new ways of assessing pupils. Alison Rogers stress…

25th Sep 2014
Ten ways to support your exams officer

Ten ways to support your exams officer

The exams officer plays a key role in school life, but how can teachers and school leaders best support their work? Jugjit Chima…

Jugjit Chima,25th Sep 2014
Secrets of London’s success

Secrets of London’s success

The improvement of London’s secondary schools since 2000 has been dramatic. Tony McAleavy considers the wider lessons we can lea…

18th Sep 2014
A busy year ahead for computing

A busy year ahead for computing

For most ICT teachers, the year ahead will perhaps contain even greater challenges than the year just gone. Bob Harrison explain…

Bob Harrison,18th Sep 2014

Latest News

Ofsted: 71 per cent of secondary schools are ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

Ofsted: 71 per cent of secondary schools are ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

More than one in five secondary schools are rated as “outstanding” and almost half are considered to be “good”, according to Ofs…

25th Sep 2014

Row erupts over pay of teachers convicted of serious crimes

Being convicted of a serious crime does not mean an immediate stop to pay for teachers in Wales, an investigation has revealed.

Moira Sharkey,25th Sep 2014
A blueprint for the future of our education system

A blueprint for the future of our education system

After a year-long inquiry, school leaders have published for consultation a vision of what a self-improving education system sho…

25th Sep 2014
Disadvantaged children lose out on music education

Disadvantaged children lose out on music education

The number of children who play musical instruments has nearly doubled in the last 15 years – but many disadvantaged children ar…

Emma Lee-Potter,25th Sep 2014
Changing education’s ‘aid’ mindset

Changing education’s ‘aid’ mindset

We continue to fail young people living in disadvantaged communities. The winner of this year’s £10,000 Teach First Innovation A…

25th Sep 2014
Conflicts of interest ‘common’ in academy trusts, MPs warn

Conflicts of interest ‘common’ in academy trusts, MPs warn

A warning has been issued about the potential for conflicts of interest to arise between academy schools and their sponsors.

Pete Henshaw,25th Sep 2014
Search is on for Global Education Campaign’s Young Ambassadors

Search is on for Global Education Campaign’s Young Ambassadors

The search is on for two talented and articulate 14 or 15-year-olds to travel to Bangladesh to help highlight the barriers faced…

25th Sep 2014

Top-performing schools to be ‘discontinued’ as part of new area planning approach

Two top-performing Northern Ireland secondary schools are to become the latest victims to area-planning.

Simon Doyle,25th Sep 2014
New ‘core maths’ GCSE at heart of manifesto for numerate UK

New ‘core maths’ GCSE at heart of manifesto for numerate UK

An additional qualification in numeracy should be created to sit alongside the traditional mathematics GCSE. This new numeracy o…

25th Sep 2014

Shadow education minister under fire for 800-word speech offering ‘no ideas’

Labour has pledged to roll-out the London Challenge scheme across the country and to reintroduce the School Support Staff Negoti…

25th Sep 2014