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Free School Meals: It's time for a better measure of disadvantage

Free School Meals: It's time for a better measure of disadvantage

Research suggests the attainment gap is not a problem caused by schools’ policies, but by wider societal factors. Paul Scutt say…

NQT Special: The four reasons for poor behaviour and how to tackle them

NQT Special: The four reasons for poor behaviour and how to tackle them

Dreikurs’ Theory divides misbehaviour into four distinct types and offers a simple approach to managing each one. Nadine Pittam looks at the clear implications for teachers.

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NQT Special: Advice from the second year

NQT Special: Advice from the second year

Last year, Sarah Viccars, wrote a weekly diary for SecEd, chronicling her year as an NQT. Now in her second year of teaching, we…

27th Nov 2014
NQT Special: The four reasons for poor behaviour and how to tackle them

NQT Special: The four reasons for poor behaviour and how to tackle them

Dreikurs’ Theory divides misbehaviour into four distinct types and offers a simple approach to managing each one. Nadine Pittam …

27th Nov 2014
Teaching pupils with ADHD

Teaching pupils with ADHD

Dr Tony Lloyd offers advice on how to improve learning and achievement for pupils with ADHD.

27th Nov 2014
NQT Special: Tips to tackle low-level disruption

NQT Special: Tips to tackle low-level disruption

Low-level disruption can often be one of the mot difficult classroom challenges to handle. Dorothy Lepkowska seeks some advice o…

Dorothy Lepkowska,27th Nov 2014
NQT Special: Making the most of your CPD

NQT Special: Making the most of your CPD

Mentoring, observation, INSET and external courses will form the backbone of your CPD during your NQT year. David Weston advises…

David Weston,27th Nov 2014

NQT Special: Challenges of the chalkface

There are a range of challenges that NQTs can face in their first year at the chalkface. Julian Stanley offers some coping strat…

Julian Stanley,27th Nov 2014
NQT Special: Protecting your rights as an NQT

NQT Special: Protecting your rights as an NQT

New teachers have a wide range of entitlements to help them as they find their feet in this challenging profession. Chris Keates…

Chris Keates,27th Nov 2014
NQT Special: Don’t Change the Light Bulbs

NQT Special: Don’t Change the Light Bulbs

A new book has brought together a wealth of teaching guidance and tips. Emma Lee-Potter looks at some of the advice for NQTs and…

Emma Lee-Potter,27th Nov 2014

NQT Special: Looking for leadership responsibility?

Many NQTs will already be thinking about their career paths. Jeanette Smart offers some advice about taking on leadership respon…

Teaching Leaders,27th Nov 2014
Tackling LGBT prejudice

Tackling LGBT prejudice

Corelli College is a Stonewall Champion school and has worked hard to tackle homophobia and prejudice. Sharron Humphrey offers h…

27th Nov 2014

Latest News

SecEd launches third national Pupil Premium & Ofsted Conference

SecEd launches third national Pupil Premium & Ofsted Conference

An in-depth and practical session with the National Pupil Premium Champion, Sir John Dunford, is awaiting delegates at SecEd’s T…

27th Nov 2014
In work but still in poverty – the reality for many in 2014

In work but still in poverty – the reality for many in 2014

A changing picture of poverty in modern Britain means that there are as many people from working families living in poverty as f…

Pete Henshaw,27th Nov 2014
Learning needs of slightly deaf children are being ‘overlooked’

Learning needs of slightly deaf children are being ‘overlooked’

Serious learning issues in slightly deaf children are being “overlooked” in schools, researchers have warned.

Pete Henshaw,27th Nov 2014
Bullying, exclusion, low expectations and isolation – the barriers facing disabled young people

Bullying, exclusion, low expectations and isolation – the barriers facing disabled young people

The barriers facing disabled children have been spelt out in a report that highlights just how many of their basic rights are no…

Pete Henshaw,27th Nov 2014
Attitudes remain biggest barrier to vocational parity

Attitudes remain biggest barrier to vocational parity

While recent moves to provide better quality and more coherent vocational routes for students are welcome, the key challenge con…

27th Nov 2014

As ‘workload challenge’ survey closes, union offers advice to DfE on tackling working hours

As the Department for Education’s “workload challenge” came to an end last week, an education union sent a seven-page letter to …

27th Nov 2014

Grammar school impact on degree success questioned

Comprehensive schools are just as successful as grammar schools in helping students to get a degree when social and other factor…

27th Nov 2014

Teachers blast state of careers guidance

Almost half of teachers say that careers advice has gotten worse since funding cuts led to the closure of the national Connexion…

27th Nov 2014

DfE plans further mental health guidance and counselling ‘blueprint’

The PSHE Association has been asked by education ministers to produce guidance for schools to help them teach students about men…

27th Nov 2014

At a glance headlines: November 27, 2014

Guidance for teachers on protecting themselves from cyber-bullying, concern about a rise in December calls to ChildLine, and a f…

24th Nov 2014