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Curriculum ‘hampers’ teaching of Great War

Teachers feel hampered by practical constraints around the teaching of the First World War. A year-long research project has found that teachers are keen to apply more innovative teaching methods to convey the events of the conflict in their “broad…

SecEd Reporter, 3rd July 2014

Students invited to write letters to unknown First World War soldier

Thousands of letters written to an unknown soldier, many penned by students, have been published as part of the on-going First World War centenary commemorations. Inspired by the statue of a soldier reading a letter on a platform at London’s Paddin…

3rd July 2014
Set texts

Set texts

Two GCSE texts have always been smash hits – John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. Well, no more. Bin them! Ban them! decrees the Gove to all exam boards. Eh? Is this Private Eye? Or his usual whimsica…

Ian Whitwham, 19th June 2014
Bill Bryson inspires students with focus on ‘understanding’

Bill Bryson inspires students with focus on ‘understanding’

If anyone can ignite young people’s curiosity about science then Bill Bryson can.  The bestselling author of books like Notes from a Small Island and A Short History of Nearly Everything enthralled 450 students and their teachers last week w…

Emma Lee-Potter, 19th June 2014
Getting the reading habit

Getting the reading habit

It is vital that students gain the reading habit during their younger and teenage years, but schools can only do so much argues our headteacher diarist – parents also need to play their part. What to write about? Having just returned to school afte…

Headteachers' Diary, 19th June 2014

At a glance headlines: June 19, 2014

Discrimination faced by disabled teachers, a new resource to help support mental health and a toolkit for sex and relationships education are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for June 19, 2014. Disabled teachers  A majority of disabled teacher…

SecEd Reporter, 19th June 2014
Case studies, best practice and expert advice at SecEd's Second National Pupil Premium Conference

Case studies, best practice and expert advice at SecEd's Second National Pupil Premium Conference

After its successful inaugural event earlier this year, the Second National Pupil Premium and Ofsted conference – Ensuring Successful Outcomes – is to take place in September. Run by SecEd and our sister title Headteacher Update, the event of…

SecEd Reporter, 12th June 2014
Research Insights: Latest evidence-based best practice from SecEd & NFER

Research Insights: Latest evidence-based best practice from SecEd & NFER

From careers guidance to preventing NEETs, computer games to Pupil Premium, the SecEd-NFER Research Insights articles offer a wealth of evidence-based, best practice and advice. The latest article are now available in a free PDF resource. CLICK HER…

12th June 2014
Tolerance through literature

Tolerance through literature

The row over the 'banning' of foreigners from the English literature syllabus has dominated educational headlines. Karen Sullivan argues that this approach will hamper our attempts to encourage tolerance within our students. So UKIP fever swept the natio…

Karen Sullivan, 12th June 2014
Engaging parents to drive pupil progress

Engaging parents to drive pupil progress

Parental support and engagement is crucial to a student’s chances of success. Shanaz Hussain discusses her work on a parental engagement programme to help improve pupil progress. Witton Park High School is an average sized secondary school in out…

Teaching Leaders, 12th June 2014
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