School Workforce


NQT Special: Protecting your rights as an NQT

27 November 2014

New teachers have a wide range of entitlements to help them as they find their feet in this challenging profession. Chris Keates asks if you are receiving all the rights that you are entitled to as an NQT.


NQT Special: Don’t Change the Light Bulbs

27 November 2014

A new book has brought together a wealth of teaching guidance and tips. Emma Lee-Potter looks at some of the advice for NQTs and speaks to its curator about how new teachers can thrive during their first year.




CPD: Knowing versus doing

20 November 2014

SecEd’s resident CPD expert Phil Parker suggests using e-authoring software for procedural CPD, thus freeing up more time to address learning and teaching topics.



Three case studies of research-engaged schools

13 November 2014

Research is now seen as a vital part of CPD and school improvement. Caroline Fisher talks to three schools to see how they have been involved in research and what it has meant for them.


Has your CPD had an impact?

6 November 2014

Ensuring your CPD strategies are effective and make a difference is vital. Sarah Coskeran offers some practical advice for evaluating the impact of three common types of CPD.


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.


Performance pay: Searching for the jetpack…

6 November 2014

Is it not futile to reward or penalise teachers for their performance, when much of what they achieve is dictated by the system in which they work? Gerald Haigh poses some tough questions.


First World War Centenary: Lest we forget

6 November 2014

The First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme is helping students to develop a deeper understanding of the Great War. As Remembrance Day approaches, Emma Lee-Potter accompanied students on a recent trip.


Guide To: Effective middle leadership

16 October 2014

SecEd's latest Guide To focuses on the skills and knowledge that teachers need to develop in order to become effective middle leaders and is available now for free download.


Leading overseas expeditions

2 October 2014

Running an overseas expedition as a teacher can be immensely challenging, but also incredibly rewarding. Brett Court discusses the professional benefits of running such trips and offers some advice to others.









TechnoTeaching – five simple ideas

4 September 2014

Do you wonder how to make the most of ICT to enhance your skills as a teacher? Nicole Ponsford and Dr Julie Wood, authors of the new book TechnoTeaching, offer five simple ideas for teachers who want to embrace technology.


SLF 2014: Get ready for Glasgow

28 August 2014

The theme for this year’s Scottish Learning Festival is ‘Raising Achievement and Attainment for All’. We take a look at some of the main attractions to be found at this year’s show.


Six key priorities for effective CPD

28 August 2014

The Teacher Development Trust supports schools to develop effective professional development strategies. Sarah Coskeran discusses six areas crucial to powerful school-wide CPD.


NQT Special: Best laid (lesson) plans

26 June 2014

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 September. Matt Bromley offers some expert advice.

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