Students impress with design ideas

19 March 2015

Button hoops for keeping spectacles safe, a system for identifying device chargers and cables, and acrylic circles that transform playing cards into sculptures. These were just three of the ingenious designs shortlisted for the Design Museum’s annual Desi

At a glance headlines: March 12, 2015

12 March 2015

New from the Teacher Support Network, a new grassroots leadership campaign and a Magna Carta online resource are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for March 12, 2015.

Concerns in Scotland over modern foreign languages

12 March 2015

Business, academic and cultural organisations have expressed concern at how foreign languages are faring at Scottish schools, and have called on the government to offer more support, particularly for German and Russian.

Schools ‘misunderstanding’ Apprenticeships, say MPs

12 March 2015

An MPs' inquiry warns that there are still too few students on Apprenticeships and calls for action to increase courses and improve careers advice. They also want to see more clarity about the Traineeships programme. Pete Henshaw reports.

Free school pledge labelled ‘scandalous’

12 March 2015

The Conservative Party’s pledge to open a further 500 free schools during the next Parliament, should they win the General Election outright, has been attacked as “scandalous” at a time of wider education cuts.

Call for more STEM teachers in Scotland

5 March 2015

The Scottish government must take action to reverse a decline in the number of science and maths teachers, which has taken place at the same time as more pupils are studying the subjects, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

Teach First launches careers training

5 March 2015

Teach First has launched its own careers training for teachers in positions of middle leadership in schools. It comes after the charity added its voice to the growing campaign calling for action to tackle the careers guidance crisis in England.

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.

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