Teachers' anger at inaction on excessive workload

13 April 2016

The workload crisis facing teaching dominated the annual conferences of the three main teaching unions, including calls to tackle deep marking practices, set limits on working time, and offer more support for teachers’ mental health.

Concern at need for in-school counselling

13 April 2016

Half of teachers and support staff know of pupils in their school who have self-harmed, while 43 per cent report pupils suffering from eating disorders.

From migration to libraries: A trade union conference round-up

13 April 2016

Alongside our main news reports from the teaching union conferences this Easter, SecEd rounds-up some of the other issues raises by teachers from the three main teaching unions, including migration, capability abuse, abolishing Ofsted and school libraries...

Report praises impact of Teach First in Wales

9 March 2016

A Welsh training programme designed to recruit and train teachers with leadership potential is “improving pupil motivation, behaviour, attitude and engagement”, an independent assessment has reported.

‘Limited impact’ from widening access scheme

9 March 2016

A Scottish government scheme to attract more pupils from poorer backgrounds to university has failed to make much overall difference because it has “displaced” them from newer to older institutions, according to one principal.

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