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Marking is all a matter of tick, tick, boom!

Marking is all a matter of tick, tick, boom!

As her marking begins to take over her life, our NQT diarist confides in a colleague and as a result discovers a glorious new ap…

Preparing for ‘Progress 8’

Preparing for ‘Progress 8’

The new Progress 8 performance measure is on its way, bringing with it new benchmarks, floor standards and new challenges for schools. Ben Solly looks at what we know so far.

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The rise and rise of big data

The rise and rise of big data

The intelligent use of data is increasingly vital, not least when working in collaboration. As such, SSAT and SecEd have joined …

3rd Apr 2014
The Pupil Premium & Ofsted: Ensuring Successful Outcomes

The Pupil Premium & Ofsted: Ensuring Successful Outcomes

SecEd’s inaugural Ofsted and the Pupil Premium conference – Ensuring Successful Outcomes – took place last month. Sal McKeown lo…

Sal McKeown,3rd Apr 2014
Preparing for ‘Progress 8’

Preparing for ‘Progress 8’

The new Progress 8 performance measure is on its way, bringing with it new benchmarks, floor standards and new challenges for sc…

Ben Solly,3rd Apr 2014
Fundraising: Balancing the school books

Fundraising: Balancing the school books

A group of 20 school leaders from both state and private schools recently met to discuss the role and future of income generatio…

3rd Apr 2014
Improving data processes

Improving data processes

Following a recent Ofsted inspection, The Helena Romanes School was judged ‘good’. Assistant headteacher Neal Foster explains th…

3rd Apr 2014
A journey to outstanding

A journey to outstanding

When principal Harry French arrived at his school he was the third head in three terms. He discusses some of the problems they f…

Future Leaders,27th Mar 2014
We need to talk about education

We need to talk about education

A new book commissioned by Teach First has sought to lift the lid on the barriers that disadvantaged young people face to educat…

27th Mar 2014
Four principles to give your students careers success

Four principles to give your students careers success

Jane Sunley, author of the new book It’s Never OK to Kiss the Interviewer, explains four key principles that will help your stud…

27th Mar 2014
When bereavements happen

When bereavements happen

Most students experience a bereavement before the age of 16. Would you be able to support them? Phil Parker lists some basic rul…

Phil Parker,27th Mar 2014
The Equality Act and your pupils

The Equality Act and your pupils

Ensuring your school meets the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and does not discriminate against pupils is vital. Legal ex…

27th Mar 2014

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State school students out-perform private peers at university

Students from state schools do better at university than youngsters who achieved the same A level grades at independent schools.

Emma Lee-Potter,3rd Apr 2014
MindEd offers free e-learning sessions to help answer mental health concerns

MindEd offers free e-learning sessions to help answer mental health concerns

Eighteen months in the making, a new website offering online mental health training for professionals working with children has …

SecEd Reporter,3rd Apr 2014
Absent without leave?

Absent without leave?

New figures show a slight rise in school absence with local authorities issuing thousands more penalty notices. And while persis…

Pete Henshaw,3rd Apr 2014

Scotland’s universities under fire over access

Scottish universities are the “worst on access in the UK”, a student leader said, after figures showed two of the country’s most…

Sam Phipps,3rd Apr 2014
Teachers threaten further walk-outs as weekly talks continue

Teachers threaten further walk-outs as weekly talks continue

As the weekly meetings continue between DfE officials and the education unions, Michael Gove writes to the general secretaries o…

Pete Henshaw,3rd Apr 2014
Pressure mounts to allow inspection of academy chains

Pressure mounts to allow inspection of academy chains

Michael Gove’s “reluctance” to allow Ofsted to inspect academy chains is unsurprising given the inspectorate’s damning report in…

Pete Henshaw,3rd Apr 2014
New performance-pay advice set to emphasise ‘no surprises’

New performance-pay advice set to emphasise ‘no surprises’

There should be a “no surprises” policy in schools when it comes to appraisals and pay determinations under the new performance-…

Pete Henshaw,3rd Apr 2014

Attachment resource offers practical insights

A new research and training programme to help teachers and schools understand the practical implications of attachment theory ha…

SecEd Reporter,3rd Apr 2014

Guides campaign seeks to end unhealthy body ideals among girls

The Girlguiding organisation has launched a campaign to stop unhealthy body ideals affecting the next generation of girls.

Emma Lee-Potter,3rd Apr 2014

Wellbeing ‘central’ to work of schools

Secondary education has a vital role in maintaining young people’s emotional health and wellbeing.

Simon Doyle,3rd Apr 2014