Concern over GCSE computer science uptake

11 January 2017

Only a minority of schools entered students for a GCSE in computer science in 2015, despite the fact it is a compulsory national curriculum subject at key stage 4.

DfE demands £3bn in savings as financial pressures mount

4 January 2017

Ministers want schools to find £3bn in savings by 2020, while plans for fairer funding threaten cuts to budgets in 48 areas across England. It means there is no sign of a let-up in the financial pressures facing schools in 2017. Pete Henshaw reports.

Recruitment crisis: Ofsted's warning to ministers

6 December 2016

Ofsted has issued a stark warning that the secondary teacher recruitment crisis is hitting schools in isolated and deprived areas the hardest – with some heads effectively facing “auctions” for the best teachers.

At a glance headlines: 1/12/2016

30 November 2016

Crucial support for bereaved pupils, a social action campaign, STEM support for students and a new teacher recruitment charity are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for December 1, 2016

Students inspired by trip to CERN

30 November 2016

A day talking to scientists who are looking into how the world, the universe and everything in it was created has sparked an interest in science for one group of young people.

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