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Editorial Comment: Moving to peer review

We urgently need to rebalance holding schools to account with helping them to improve. As such, peer review – and not Ofsted – should be at the heart of school improvement, says Nick Brook
SecEd 546: November 2019

SecEd 546: November 2019

The November edition of SecEd published on Thursday, November 7. The next edition will be out on January 16. Our next eBulletins are due out on November 14, 21, 28 & December 5.
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Beating the exam cheats

12 November 2019

While the headlines were dominated by a proposed ban on watches in the exam hall, the independent ...

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Longitude Explorer Prize

11 November 2019

The Longitude Explorer Prize, for the third year running, is open to secondary schools and ...

Shakespeare re-imagined

6 November 2019

A set of teacher and student resources, including a series of digital art reproductions, has ...


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