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Inspector full of praise for Northern Irish schools

13 November 2014

Northern Ireland secondary schools are providing “outstanding” education in record numbers. The North’s chief inspector says the quality of education is good or better in almost two-thirds of post-primary providers.







At a glance headlines: November 13, 2014

13 November 2014

Resources to mark the First World War centenary as well as the 70th anniversary of the ending of the Holocaust are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for November 13, 2014.







At a glance headlines: November 6, 2014

6 November 2014

A new resource to help professionals spot neglect and emotional abuse, Holocaust education CPD, and a resource to help tackle term-time absence requests are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for November 6, 2014.


Millions of families struggling with the hidden costs of school

6 November 2014

The cost of schooling and its impact on the UK’s poorest families has been laid bare after an investigation led by young people themselves. With 3.7 million children living in poverty, their report makes a series of recommendations for schools and governm


Unhappy young ‘turn to smoking and drinking’

6 November 2014

Unhappiness among children and young people is a major factor in attracting them to smoking and drinking, against an overall downward trend in these behaviours for adolescents, researchers have found.


Shared campus model proves successful

6 November 2014

Neighbouring Catholic and Protestant secondary schools – chosen to be one of Northern Ireland’s first shared campuses – say working together significantly improves cross-community relations.


Does a career in teleportation or time travel beckon?

6 November 2014

Teleportation, invisibility cloaks, and even time travel. Today’s school children will see a number of popular science fiction concepts become a reality within their lifetime, experts have predicted – with important implications for their careers advice!


Fund offers £2m to tackle LGBT bullying in schools

6 November 2014

A £2m fund is launched to tackle LGBT bullying in schools after research has identified successful strategies that are already being used to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Pete Henshaw reports.


Fears over cuts to university teacher training courses

6 November 2014

Universities with teacher training colleges have lost almost a quarter of their places since 2012 as ministers have promoted the School Direct programme in its place, leading to teacher shortages in some subject areas, new research shows.


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