Teachers demand clarity over definition of ‘coasting schools’

21 May 2015

The Department for Education's 'coasting schools' policy will target ‘requiring improvement’ schools, but Nicky Morgan says it will also be about student progress and whether young people ‘reach their potential’. Her comments have sparked calls for more c

At a glance headlines: Thursday, May 14

14 May 2015

Autism research, a school-led CPD event and the launch of a higher education bursary scheme are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for Thursday, May 14.

Pupils reach edge of space

14 May 2015

It’s not every day that students get the chance to send a high-altitude balloon into space – but that’s what a group of year 12 physicists at an Oxfordshire boys’ school did recently.

Schools spending £43.5m a year to meet basic needs

7 May 2015

Two in five schools say that they “frequently” have to provide food for pupils who come to class hungry. Schools are also buying items of uniform, other equipment and even basic items of clothing, such as underwear, for disadvantaged pupils

At a glance headlines: Thursday, May 7

7 May 2015

'Outsourcing' homework, 'connected schools' and the launch of the 2015 Education Games are among the at a glance headlines for SecEd on Thursday, May 7

Literacy decline over past three years

7 May 2015

Scotland’s education minister Angela Constance has promised to step up efforts to improve pupils’ literacy after a national survey found levels had fallen in the last three years.

Programme helps schools to support young carers

7 May 2015

A programme offering schools guidance, practical tools and training to support students who have caring responsibilities has been officially launched following a successful pilot.

Should Ofsted be abolished?

7 May 2015

There is a growing view among teachers and leaders that school inspections are unfair, stressful and adversarial. Lucie Mitchell examines what the future holds for Ofsted and asks whether there is a better way?

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