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.

At a glance headlines: Thursday, March 3

2 March 2016

A call for schools to create more business encounters for pupils and a chance to compare A level maths papers from the 1960s and today are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for Thursday, March 3

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.

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