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Child Poverty Strategy proves government is in denial

Child Poverty Strategy proves government is in denial

The government's child poverty strategy continues to deny the impact that austerity and its programme of cuts have had on famili…

Pornography now seen as typical by teenagers

Pornography now seen as typical by teenagers

Sending sexual or naked photos and videos is now part of everyday life for young teenagers, research involving 18-year-olds has revealed.

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SLF 2014: Get ready for Glasgow

SLF 2014: Get ready for Glasgow

The theme for this year’s Scottish Learning Festival is ‘Raising Achievement and Attainment for All’. We take a look at some of …

28th Aug 2014
Additional Support for Learning: Supporting all students

Additional Support for Learning: Supporting all students

The Advisory Group for Additional Support for Learning advises ministers on the implementation of legislation and policy. Nasen’…

Jane Friswell,28th Aug 2014
Six key priorities for effective CPD

Six key priorities for effective CPD

The Teacher Development Trust supports schools to develop effective professional development strategies. Sarah Coskeran discusse…

Teacher Development Trust,28th Aug 2014
Ofsted’s eight e-safety demands

Ofsted’s eight e-safety demands

E-safety continues to be a key priority for schools. Education technology expert Chris Pates offers advice to help achieve the e…

3rd Jul 2014
Literacy through science

Literacy through science

Science teacher Euan Douglas discusses his work to develop students’ literacy through and for science.

Teaching Leaders,3rd Jul 2014
Are you ready for life after levels?

Are you ready for life after levels?

How is your school approaching life after national curriculum levels? As a new pamphlet offering advice is published, Tom Middle…

3rd Jul 2014
Youth justice and the role of schools

Youth justice and the role of schools

What does youth justice have to do with schools? After a major report highlights serious issues within the youth courts system, …

Dr Hilary Emery,3rd Jul 2014
A focus on attendance

A focus on attendance

Ofsted’s report into the plight of England’s ‘unseen children’ raised the issue of deprivation in seaside towns. Jane Bailey, a …

3rd Jul 2014
NQT Special: Best laid (lesson) plans

NQT Special: Best laid (lesson) plans

The first thing many NQTs tackle at the end of their year is a review of their schemes of work and lesson plans in readiness for…

Matt Bromley,26th Jun 2014
NQT Special: Five steps to failure!

NQT Special: Five steps to failure!

School leaders Sean Harris and Ben Ryder explain the five steps NQTs should definitely avoid if they want to have an impact beyo…

Future Leaders,26th Jun 2014

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Damning Nationals report stokes tensions with SQA

Damning Nationals report stokes tensions with SQA

As an independent report calls for ‘unsustainable’ over-assessment of the new National examinations to be tackled urgently, teac…

Sam Phipps,28th Aug 2014

Government unveils £5m fund for ‘inspiring’ school improvements

Support worth £5 million will go towards creating innovative learning environments that enable closer links between schools and …

Sam Phipps,28th Aug 2014

Baccalaureates fail to set the heather alight

Baccalaureates were introduced to Scotland five years ago amid government claims of deeper learning and critical-thinking, but n…

Sam Phipps,28th Aug 2014
SQA defies critics as it plans to cull Russian Higher

SQA defies critics as it plans to cull Russian Higher

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) will press ahead with plans to abolish Russian Higher at the end of 2014/15 despite …

Sam Phipps,28th Aug 2014

At a glance headlines: August 28, 2014

The educational use that proceeds of crime are being put to and a special award for a Glasgow's work with children with addition…

Sam Phipps,28th Aug 2014
Pornography now seen as typical by teenagers

Pornography now seen as typical by teenagers

Sending sexual or naked photos and videos is now part of everyday life for young teenagers, research involving 18-year-olds has …

SecEd Reporter,27th Aug 2014
Young voters raise standard of Scotland’s independence debate

Young voters raise standard of Scotland’s independence debate

With the Scottish independence vote less than three months away, hundreds of pupils who will be eligible to vote gathered to hea…

Sam Phipps,3rd Jul 2014
Calls for action on asbestos in schools after spot-check revelations

Calls for action on asbestos in schools after spot-check revelations

Better training and proactive inspections are being called for this week after the HSE found asbestos management failings in 20 …

Pete Henshaw,3rd Jul 2014
Education at heart of government’s child poverty plan

Education at heart of government’s child poverty plan

The government has placed the raising of educational attainment at the heart of its 2014 to 2017 Child Poverty Strategy.

Pete Henshaw,3rd Jul 2014

England’s teachers worse off in OECD comparison

Heads and teachers leaders have seized upon an international study into teaching and learning to highlight what they claim is th…

Dorothy Lepkowska,3rd Jul 2014