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Many political reforms are ‘low impact distractions’

18 June 2015

A leading education expert has called into question the impact of many popular education policies, including introducing new types of school, performance-related pay and longer school days. Instead he calls for a focus on within school variability. Pete H


At a glance headlines: June 18, 2015

18 June 2015

An autism and art competition, puberty education resources and a poetry by heart challenge are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for June 18, 2015



Call for focus on staff leadership skills

18 June 2015

Schools should develop the leadership skills of all their staff – from classroom teachers to senior leaders – and should embrace a system of “distributed leadership”, inspectors have urged.








At a glance headlines: June 11, 2015

11 June 2015

A 'diabetes passport', student fundraising resources, travelling fellowships and Raspberry Pi resources are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for June 11, 2015.



Majority of councils unable to meet NEET obligations

11 June 2015

Funding cuts have left councils without the necessary resources to identify and reduce 16 to 18-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training, the Local Government Association has warned. Pete Henshaw reports


Work placements for 5,000 students

11 June 2015

A new campaign is seeking to offer 5,000 work experience placements to students this summer in a bid to reduce the number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET).



Hashtag is the word of the year – #honestly

11 June 2015

Hashtag – or #, as it is better known – has been declared the children’s word of the year. The trend emerged after Oxford University Press analysed entries to BBC Radio 2’s annual 500 Words short story competition for children aged 13 and under.




Search for new head continues

11 June 2015

A rural secondary school near the Irish border is again trying to appoint a leader – after repeated unsuccessful attempts.



Equipping students for the workplace

11 June 2015

Preparing for the world of work can be a daunting prospect for today’s teenagers. But a project run by Barclays and four charity partners is helping to equip youngsters with the skills, experience and confidence they need for the workplace.


Minister full of praise for improving exam results

4 June 2015

The improving exam performance of Northern Ireland secondary pupils has won the education minister’s praise. John O’Dowd says the hard work of young people in the North’s post-primary schools is “paying off”.


Teachers put in 11 hours overtime a week

4 June 2015

Scotland’s biggest teaching union has called on the government to take urgent action to curb workloads after a survey found staff were working an average of more than 11 hours on top of their formal 35-hour week.


Prioritise scholarships, boarding schools urged

4 June 2015

The national director of the Boarding Schools’ Association has called for boarding schools to provide scholarships for children from middle-income families who cannot afford today’s fees.


At a glance headlines: June 4, 2015

4 June 2015

STEM grants for a robotics competition, cycling resources, and financial education CPD are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for June 4, 2015.

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