Behaviour and attendance

Tackling homophobia in school

5 March 2015

The 10th annual LGBT History Month has just come to an end. Alex Newton, from charity Stonewall, offers secondary schools some best practice advice for tackling homophobia and celebrating difference.

Legal options for tackling social media abuse

5 February 2015

Last week, SecEd looked at practical steps teachers and schools can take to stay safe online. Here, experts Andrew McGregor and Paul Maddock look at what legal recourse schools have when tackling social media abuse.

Can you spot a stranger on the net?

22 January 2015

Young people struggle to correctly identify exactly who they are talking to online, research has found. Professor Corinne May-Chahal looks at why this is.

Ideas for Safer Internet Day 2015

15 January 2015

Hundreds of schools and thousands of students are expected to take part in activities around Safer Internet Day 2015. Laura Jennings previews the event.

More foundations of effective teaching

4 December 2014

Continuing his series on the basics of effective teaching, Matt Bromley discusses how to create good routines and habits to ensure that everyday classroom tasks run smoothly and efficiently.

NQT Special Edition: November 2014

4 December 2014

SecEd's bi-annual NQT special edition offers eight pages of best practice and advisory articles aimed at supporting NQTs and young teachers.

Tackling bullying: Knowledge is power

6 November 2014

Information – both about national trends and about what is happening in your own school – is a powerful weapon in the fight against bullying. Dorothy Lepkowska explains.

Behaviour in the classroom

16 October 2014

Poor behaviour can hijack your teaching, especially in practical lessons such as science. Getting it right doesn’t have to be difficult. Becca Knowles offers her advice.

A focus on attendance

3 July 2014

Ofsted’s report into the plight of England’s ‘unseen children’ raised the issue of deprivation in seaside towns. Jane Bailey, a principal in Blackpool, discusses how a focus on attendance is making a difference.

Stamping out LGBT prejudice in schools

26 June 2014

Recent research has revealed the concerns of teachers about tackling the topic of same-sex marriage and also the discrimination faced by many LGBT staff in schools. Jo Morgan describes what her school does to stamp out prejudice.

Meeting your e-safety duty

19 June 2014

Expert Hilary Wright offers advice on meeting Ofsted expectations for developing an effective e-safety strategy in your school.

The rise of the ‘sext’

15 May 2014

Sex-related messaging among teens is increasingly common, with three in five reporting that they have been asked to send indecent images of themselves. Hannah Crown looks how schools can best handle the rise of the ‘sext’.

The top 5 concerns facing school leaders

24 April 2014

What are the big five concerns facing school leaders today? Philippa Wilding discusses the most common worries she encounters and offers some solutions.

Turning around an underperforming school

5 December 2013

The challenge of turning an underperforming school around can be a daunting one. Principal Dara Carroll discusses some key areas which his school – Milton Keynes Academy – focused on to help turn things around.

NQT Special: Strategies for managing behaviour

28 November 2013

Managing behaviour is often the biggest challenge for NQTs. As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, Matt Bromley discusses why students misbehave, how teachers can and should react in different circumstances, and offers 10 strategies for NQTs on how to ma

NQT Special: Develop four outstanding habits

28 November 2013

As an NQT, ensuring you start as you mean to go on with your CPD is vital. As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, David Weston offers four effective professional development habits.

The secrets to positive behaviour management

21 November 2013

Behaviour management remains one of the key skills that all teachers need to master. School leader Ben Solly offers his advice on adopting a positive approach to your pupils’ behaviour.

When poor behaviour is a cover

17 October 2013

Students with language and literacy difficulties face huge barriers accessing the curriculum and often use poor behaviour as a strategy to cover up their problems. Speech and language therapist Jules Clarke advises.

Managing pupil behaviour

29 August 2013

With a small rise in general abuse against Scottish secondary teachers being reported, Julian Stanley explores what schools and teachers can do to improve poor behaviour.

NQT special: Avoiding false accusations

27 June 2013

Sadly, new teachers must be aware of the dangers of pupils who make false accusations. Dorothy Lepkowska looks at some recent cases and offers advice on how to avoid being falsely accused.

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