At a glance headlines: March 5, 2015

5 March 2015

An appeal for views on the Priority Schools Building Programme, the latest NEET figures, UCAS extra and teaching grants are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for March 5, 2015

Call for overhaul of ‘ineffective’ Ofsted

5 March 2015

Ofsted inspections are ‘ineffective’ and put children’s education ‘at risk’. The claim has come as a teaching union publishes its own proposals detailing how school inspection should be radically overhauled. Pete Henshaw takes a look.

Crystal jewels to be STEM showcase

5 March 2015

A range of crystals, including those often used in SmartPhones and lasers, have been grown by scientists in order to create a replica of the Crown Jewels.

Northern Irish school enrolments fall again

5 March 2015

Secondary school enrolments have fallen in Northern Ireland for the fourth year in a row. Newly published statistics show there are now 142,553 year 8 to 14 pupils in post-primary schools across the North.

At a glance headlines: February 26, 2015

26 February 2015

More funding for disability sport, the chance to take part in Rugby World Cup 2015 ceremonies and a range of new resources are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for February 26, 2015

Teachers are confident, but pupils still know more...

26 February 2015

It is widely accepted that children get to grips with technology faster than adults. Teachers clearly agree. A survey has found that more than two-thirds of secondary and primary teachers are concerned that their pupils have a better understanding of comp

At a glance headlines: February 5, 2015

5 February 2015

A funding boost for cultural education programmes, a celebration of school STEM clubs, and a rise in university applications are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for February 5, 2015.

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