Wales celebrates fall in truancy after government drive

2 March 2016

The number of secondary school pupils regularly playing truant in Wales has more than halved in recent years. Education minister Huw Lewis has welcomed the publication of statistics that show persistent school absence is at its lowest ever recorded level.

Career-change teachers face ‘distrust’ in schools

24 February 2016

Professionals who quit their jobs in the private sector in order to retrain as teachers are encountering “significant levels of frustration” because of a lack of acknowledgement of their skills and even a “distrust” of them by some of their teaching colleagues.

Professionals offer careers insights

24 February 2016

From politicians and plumbers to barristers and pharmacists, more than 130 state school alumni jumped at the chance to return to the classroom earlier this month.

At a glance headlines: 25/2/2016

24 February 2016

A snapshot teacher pay survey, an inquiry into Apprenticeships and a scheme to cut car journeys to school are among the SecEd At a glance headlines on Thursday, February 25

At a glance headlines: 4/2/2016

3 February 2016

An £80 million boost to support SEND pupils and resources to teach about testicular cancer are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for Thursday, February 4, 2016.

School opens specialist autism centre

3 February 2016

A specialist autism centre has been opened at Rodborough School in Surrey aimed at giving autistic students the support they need to excel in mainstream school.

Four in 10 school staff face violence and aggression

3 February 2016

Being tripped in corridors, sprayed in the face with deodorant and having stones thrown at their house – just some of the incidents of violence and aggression that teachers and school support staff have suffered.

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