School Workforce

The Big Bang Fair 2016

2 March 2016

Aimed at showing off the huge range of STEM career options available to students, the annual Big Bang Fair returns to Birmingham from March 16 to 19. We speak to employers and teachers about the event and the wider STEM challenge for schools


Research and evidence in the classroom

24 February 2016

The number of schools embracing teacher-led, action research is growing. Gareth Mills explores why there is increasing enthusiasm from teachers for an evidence-informed education system and looks at some examples from schools already adopting this approach


Teaching Schools: We’re better together

24 February 2016

As a Teaching School, Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College offers a wide range of outreach to other schools that need it. Assistant head Sarah Livesey discusses their work


The Education Show 2016

24 February 2016

The 26th annual Education Show takes place in Birmingham next month. We preview the CPD, exhibition and other attractions that are on offer for teachers at this free event




CPD: Creating the right culture

27 January 2016

How can schools create a culture to enable their staff to excel? David Weston considers six strategies to achieve great staff motivation and development


Research Insights: Evidence-based best practice from SecEd & the NFER

13 January 2016

Our latest Research Insights articles bring you evidence-based best practice advice and guidance on a range of topics, including the Pupil Premium, science and maths pedagogy, effective alcohol education, work experience and business engagement. Free to download now.







NQT Special: Looking after your wellbeing

25 November 2015

The Education Support Partnership is a charity dedicated to helping teachers cope with the demands of the job. Chief executive Julian Stanley advises on how NQTs can safeguard their wellbeing


NQT Special: A headteacher’s advice for NQTs

25 November 2015

Every week, SecEd’s headteacher diarist writes his reflections and experiences as a new school leader. This week, focusing on CPD and support, he offers his advice to new teachers


NQT Special: Some FAQs about NQTs

25 November 2015

Alex Collinson looks at the FAQs that school leaders in England have about how they should be supporting their NQTs and considers relevant government guidance when it comes to NQTs


NQT Special: Advice from the second year

25 November 2015

Last year, SecEd readers followed the trials, tribulations and successes of our NQT diarist. Now in her second year of teaching, she offers her advice for this year’s NQT cohort



Teaching assistants: Providing outstanding classroom support

18 November 2015

The impact that teaching assistants can have in the classroom is widely acknowledged – but effective deployment and professional collaboration with the teacher is key. Co-author of a new book on outstanding classroom support, Jill Morgan, offers some advice



Secrets to science CPD success

11 November 2015

Effective CPD is vital to the effectiveness of all teachers. With an eye on the STEM subjects, Yvonne Baker from the National Science Learning Network offers five steps to successful whole-school CPD strategies


The Association of Character Education

11 November 2015

Character education, as it has come to be known, is a key policy for the government and a key priority for schools. Among the recent developments has been the launch of new subject association for this area called ACE. Dr Tom Harrison explains



Are you #NotQuittingTeaching?

4 November 2015

The retention of our NQTs is a key challenge facing today’s education system. Julian Stanley looks at some of the problems and introduces the #NotQuittingTeaching campaign


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