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We must keep up the pressure on Ofsted

We must keep up the pressure on Ofsted

Ofsted has acted to quell increasing concerns about the quality of its inspection regime. However, after the problems with inspe…

Lesson Study: The power of three

Lesson Study: The power of three

The Japanese Lesson Study approach to teacher enquiry is gaining popularity in the UK. The technique sees three teachers working collaboratively to tackle specific barriers to learning. David Weston explains.

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Lesson Study: The power of three

Lesson Study: The power of three

The Japanese Lesson Study approach to teacher enquiry is gaining popularity in the UK. The technique sees three teachers working…

Teacher Development Trust,24th Apr 2014

Who’s interested in the Pupil Premium?

Figures from The Key show that ‘requiring improvement’ schools are least likely to be asking about the Pupil Premium. Kate Gilli…

24th Apr 2014
The Global Campaign for Education: Send all our friends to school

The Global Campaign for Education: Send all our friends to school

This year’s Young Ambassadors for the Global Campaign for Education are Maisie le Masurier and Rebecca Unwin who have just retur…

24th Apr 2014
Ten priorities for mentoring success

Ten priorities for mentoring success

There has been a lot of noise about mentoring in recent months, often accompanied by research showing the positive impact it can…

24th Apr 2014
Lessons from the Toolkit

Lessons from the Toolkit

The Education Endowment Foundation Toolkit shows that effective strategies for homework, mentoring and feedback can all have a p…

Teaching Leaders,24th Apr 2014
Ten coding and programming apps

Ten coding and programming apps

Our latest apps advice focuses on free and cheap apps to help engage students with coding and programming. Justin Smith gives us…

24th Apr 2014
The top 5 concerns facing school leaders

The top 5 concerns facing school leaders

What are the big five concerns facing school leaders today? Philippa Wilding discusses the most common worries she encounters an…

24th Apr 2014
Young Ambassadors for RE

Young Ambassadors for RE

The Religious Education Council’s Young Ambassadors scheme has been piloted in 10 schools and sees students promoting the vital …

24th Apr 2014
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

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Best practice guidance to help tackle careers advice problems

Best practice guidance to help tackle careers advice problems

Schools have been issued with three pieces of guidance in a bid to tackle the on-going problems with careers education.

Pete Henshaw,24th Apr 2014
Chief inspector promises new heads more time

Chief inspector promises new heads more time

New headteachers in schools judged to be requiring improvement will be given the chance to discuss with Ofsted the scheduling of…

SecEd Reporter,24th Apr 2014
Teaching unions unite in condemnation of Ofsted

Teaching unions unite in condemnation of Ofsted

Ofsted was a hot topic of conversation at all three teacher union conferences this year, as teachers condemned the workload and …

Pete Henshaw,24th Apr 2014

Research shows impact of bullying on grades

Students who have been bullied are more likely to get grades of D or below than those who haven’t, research has found.

SecEd Reporter,24th Apr 2014

School staff are hiding mental health issues

A majority of school staff hide mental health issues from their employers, with many fearful of how their managers will react if…

Pete Henshaw,24th Apr 2014

Classroom CCTV is being used to target teachers

Some schools are using CCTV cameras, not as a safety measure for pupils and staff, but to spy on teachers, a union has reported.

Pete Henshaw,24th Apr 2014

Investigation agreed into impact of target culture on learning

A union is to launch an “urgent investigation” into the impact of target-setting on pupils, staff and learning.

Pete Henshaw,24th Apr 2014
QTS requirement to become key election issue

QTS requirement to become key election issue

The rift between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives over the requirement for qualified teacher status (QTS) within Engl…

Pete Henshaw,24th Apr 2014
Food, books, uniform, trips – the high cost of schooling hits poorest

Food, books, uniform, trips – the high cost of schooling hits poorest

The disturbing effects of poverty and austerity measures on parents’ ability to afford the costs of schooling were laid bare by …

Pete Henshaw,24th Apr 2014
‘You are a paedo and your daughter is a whore’

‘You are a paedo and your daughter is a whore’

There has been a call for action after thousands of teachers reported the sometimes horrifying and often disgusting abuse that t…

Pete Henshaw,24th Apr 2014