School Workforce

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.


Creating a research culture – lessons from other schools

20 March 2014

How can schools develop a research-engaged culture that has a positive impact on teaching and learning? Former teacher and research co-ordinator David Godfrey shares some insights from his PhD work in this important area.


Strike advice

20 March 2014

With on-going industrial action affecting schools across England, legal experts Paul Menham and Paul Maddock look at how school leaders might minimise the disruption for pupils and parents while still respecting their staff’s right to take strike action.


Effective evidence-based teaching

13 March 2014

Anita Kerwin-Nye discusses five things that education networks and groups of schools can do to enable effective evidence-based teaching.



The Education Show 2014

6 March 2014

The Education Show returns to Birmingham later this month when teachers can access a range of free CPD, keynote speakers and more than 350 educational suppliers. We take a look at what’s on for 2014.


Key questions for external CPD

6 March 2014

When commissioning external trainers, consultants or CPD providers, what key principles should schools follow to ensure success? David Weston and Paul Crisp offer their advice.


Seeking a NEET solution

27 February 2014

A new research project is investigating what interventions are effective when trying to prevent young people from becoming NEETs. Clare O’Beirne and Eleanor Stevens explain.


The six Cs of character education

27 February 2014

The concept of character education is in the news with a number of high-profile supporters emerging. Phil Parker looks at the key tenets to building students’ character and how this might fit into your school's CPD programme.


Effective school to school support

6 February 2014

When asked to support colleagues in other schools with their CPD, how should you go about it? Sarah Coskeran offers three key steps to ensure your work is effective, sustainable and has a long-term impact.


Is your leadership child-centred?

6 February 2014

At a time of increasing pressure on schools, how can we ensure our leadership remains child-centred? Educating Essex headteacher Vic Goddard tackles the question.


A blueprint for the College of Teaching

6 February 2014

On Monday, the Prince’s Teaching Institute is to unveil its blueprint for the proposed College of Teaching. Chris Pope gives us a sneak preview.


Are your recruitment processes up to scratch?

6 February 2014

Recruitment season is upon us and it is vital that your processes are robust, exacting and clear. School leader Ben Solly highlights the dos and don’ts of a successful recruitment process.


Five ways to find time for effective CPD

30 January 2014

Often you have to take hard decisions to stop worthwhile activities in order to make room for even better ones. David Weston gives practical examples of how schools can make room for effective innovation.


Previewing Education Innovation 2014

30 January 2014

The second annual Education Innovation event takes place in Manchester on February 27 and 28 and SecEd is an official media partner. Event manager David Ventris-Field previews the main attractions.


Action research fellowships

30 January 2014

Maria Dawes argues the case for teachers taking on classroom research and looks at how the 21st Century Learning Alliance Fellowships could offer vital guidance and support for your project.


The dos and don'ts of flipping your classroom

23 January 2014

The flipped learning approach is becoming increasingly popular with teachers. Penny Humm has embraced the concept in her classroom and discusses some dos and don’ts to help get you started.


The five principles of teacher enquiry

23 January 2014

The best and most effective schools are those that encourage their teachers to continue to learn alongside their pupils using enquiry-based approaches. Gareth Mills offers five ideas to help you embrace this approach.


The coldest journey relived at Bett 2014

20 January 2014

Ahead of his appearance at Bett this week, world-famous explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes explains why he and his team decided to set up an education programme alongside his latest adventure to the Antarctic.


SecEd Guide To: Learning Management Systems

16 January 2014

SecEd's latest Guide To looks at how a Learning Management System (LMS) can improve the quality of teaching and learning and includes advice on Flipped Learning, CPD and a checklist of things to look out for when purchasing an LMS.


The Pupil Premium & Ofsted: Ensuring Successful Outcomes

16 January 2014

SecEd's Pupil Premium and Ofsted – Ensuring Successful Outcomes Conference on March 14, 2014, in central Birmingham will bring together innovative schools, respected educationalists and inspection experts to offer practical insights, advice and guidance i



Getting the best from your teaching assistants

9 January 2014

The role of teaching assistants in the classroom has been much debated in recent years. Jo Coates looks at the evidence and discusses the impact these vital professionals are having on attainment, including with the Pupil Premium.



Advice for recruiting teachers from abroad

5 December 2013

While teachers trained overseas can contribute a great deal to your school team, the process of recruiting them can seem daunting. Lynne Hannigan offers her advice.

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