So, how ‘competitive’ is your teaching salary?

10 May 2017

The row over teachers’ pay erupted again this week after the government claimed that salaries are ‘competitive’. It was part of a wider response from ministers on recruitment and retention issues. Pete Henshaw looks at what they had to say

The world wide web goes on trial

10 May 2017

Teachers are being invited to “put the internet on trial” in their classrooms with the help of a new open access resource developed by academics.

Mental health education petition hits 100,000 target

10 May 2017

A petition calling on the government to make mental health education compulsory in schools has hit 100,000 signatures and campaigners are now calling for a Parliamentary debate to be held on the issue.

Exams risk from teacher shortages

10 May 2017

A shortage of teachers in some authorities is threatening Scottish pupils’ exam results and a government scheme to protect staffing numbers is exacerbating the problem, according to councils.

News at a glance: May 11

10 May 2017

Fears over the impact of government benefit caps and a new range of funded First World War Battlefield Tours are among SecEd's at a glance headlines for Thursday, May 11.

Teacher stress is most closely linked to high job demands

3 May 2017

A study has revealed the regular abuse from parents and long working hours that teachers face. Despite this, the clearest predictor of stress among teachers is the high job demands placed upon them. Pete Henshaw reports

Unions fight to put funding on General Election agenda

26 April 2017

Campaigners are hopeful that the widespread cuts to school funding across MPs’ constituencies will force political parties to face up to the issue in the run-up to the June 8 General Election. Pete Henshaw reports

Gerald Haigh: A legacy of insight, passion and challenge

26 April 2017

Gerald Haigh was a teacher for 30 years. He was also a prolific and brilliant writer and thinker on education, and since 2013 he graced the pages of SecEd. Sadly, he passed away earlier this month. Dorothy Lepkowska describes the life of a great educator and journalist – and his tremendous ...

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