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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).


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