At a glance headlines: Thursday, April 28

27 April 2016

A dispute over school funding claims, STEM resources and a reprieve for some language qualifications are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for April 28, 2016.

Curricular reforms ‘focus too much on grading’

27 April 2016

Curricular reforms in Scotland have failed to reduce the emphasis that schools, universities and employers place on exam results rather than pupils’ wider strengths, according to a leading educational consultant.

Teachers' anger at inaction on excessive workload

13 April 2016

The workload crisis facing teaching dominated the annual conferences of the three main teaching unions, including calls to tackle deep marking practices, set limits on working time, and offer more support for teachers’ mental health.

Concern at need for in-school counselling

13 April 2016

Half of teachers and support staff know of pupils in their school who have self-harmed, while 43 per cent report pupils suffering from eating disorders.

From migration to libraries: A trade union conference round-up

13 April 2016

Alongside our main news reports from the teaching union conferences this Easter, SecEd rounds-up some of the other issues raises by teachers from the three main teaching unions, including migration, capability abuse, abolishing Ofsted and school libraries...

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