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'Savage’ NAO report spells out retention problems

20 September 2017

The teacher retention crisis is biting for secondary schools with more teachers quitting and one in 10 vacancies going unfilled. The National Audit Office is calling for action on workload and teacher support. Pete Henshaw reports



A quarter of schools are snubbing RE duty

20 September 2017

One in four secondary schools are struggling to meet their legal obligation to teach older pupils about major religions and systems of belief, it has been claimed.


New CPD £75 million fund unveiled

20 September 2017

A £75 million Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund, set up by the government to deliver “skills and knowledge-based training” to teachers, has issued its first round of grants.



Teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try tobacco

20 September 2017

Many people assume that e-cigarettes are safer than conventional cigarettes. However, new research has found that teenagers who have tried an e-cigarette (known as “vaping”) are nearly four times more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes within a year than peers who have never used ...




Sturgeon hits back in teacher shortage row

20 September 2017

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed claims by Ruth Davidson that government bureaucracy is worsening the teacher shortage, saying the Conservative leader has “lost the plot”.






Free Mental health resources published

13 September 2017

Teenagers have a good awareness of mental health problems but still hold some worrying misconceptions, research involving 23 secondary schools has discovered.



Two in five teachers are considering quitting

13 September 2017

More than 40 per cent of Scotland’s teachers are thinking of leaving the profession in the next 18 months because their workload is too heavy, according to research based on almost 5,000 responses.






UTCs: The reality behind the headlines

6 September 2017

New research on University Technical Colleges has highlighted a number of key issues that might be preventing them from providing a viable route to improving technical and vocational education. Daniele Bernardinelli looks at the findings


Cost of school hits £1,500

6 September 2017

Parents in Northern Ireland spend more than £1,500 each year on their secondary child’s education, new research shows. Costs include school uniforms, PE kits, transport, meals and voluntary contributions.


At a glance headlines: 7/9/2017

6 September 2017

STEM competitions and the official launch of the National Education Union are among the at a glance headlines for Thursday, September 7


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