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At the chalkface: Simple!

19 March 2015

Moral bankruptcy seems to rule. Complexity is just an alibi for corruption, obfuscation. Things have become x-ray clear. The flash bulb goes off, the red mist descends and I go off on one. It goes roughly thus...



A village to raise a child

19 March 2015

When did we get to the point of blaming schools for all of the problems faced by our young generation, asks Marion Gibbs



The five iRights for children

19 March 2015

The battle to keep children safe online is constant. Anna Feuchtwang discusses the campaign to establish five iRights for our younger generation.



'Wilful neglect' proposals are concerning

12 March 2015

Definitive government action to tackle the child sexual exploitation crisis in this country is welcome, but SecEd editor Pete Henshaw is worried about proposals that could see education staff jailed for failing to help children


Education: Five years in the future...

12 March 2015

SecEd’s regular teaching and learning expert Phil Parker is moving on to pastures new. In his final column for us, he time travels into the future to see what has become of our schools...


Vampires, violence and sex education...

12 March 2015

The popularity of the Twilight saga and 50 Shades of Grey could have a serious influence on young people’s view of gender roles, relationships and sexual violence, argue Professor Jessica Ringrose and Emilie Lawrence


At the chalkface: Culture Vultures

12 March 2015

I don’t want to go all Goebbels, but maybe we should just ban the word. Are we talking Matthew Arnold here? Raymond Williams? Levi Strauss? Or raffia work? Train spotting? Brass rubbing? Who knows? He probably means the highbrow stuff peddled by my old gr


A helping hand with classroom behaviour

12 March 2015

Teachers are not solely responsible for student behaviour. Julian Stanley discusses how schools and government can help, and introduces a new resource for educators



Sport is more than just games

12 March 2015

Continuing her focus on physical activity, Karen Sullivan argues why increasing time for sport will increase student performance generally



Diary of an NQT: Busy, busy, busy

12 March 2015

Firmly settled into her school, our NQT diarist is in the thick of the academic year now and things have become incredibly busy…


The place of creativity in schools

5 March 2015

The Warwick Report has thrust creativity and culture back into the headlines. However, Gerald Haigh argues that the future of creative education belongs firmly in schools.


The harassment of our girls

5 March 2015

In researching a new Sport England campaign to get more girls playing sport, Nadine Pittam is shocked at the negative attitudes that she discovers many boys have towards girls – and at the impact this has.







At the chalkface: The nightmare returns

5 March 2015

But most fans are nothing like les cretins dans Le Metro. How do you get like that? Their team has mostly foreign players. Are they in a state of terminal schizophrenia? Do they boo their own team? Hit themselves?



At the chalkface: Are you mediocre?

26 February 2015

Good will be just good which will be the average, or less, which will not be good enough because average will no longer be good enough, and the above average will therefore become average, which isn’t good enough...

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