Hashtag is the word of the year – #honestly

11 June 2015

Hashtag – or #, as it is better known – has been declared the children’s word of the year. The trend emerged after Oxford University Press analysed entries to BBC Radio 2’s annual 500 Words short story competition for children aged 13 and under.

Search for new head continues

11 June 2015

A rural secondary school near the Irish border is again trying to appoint a leader – after repeated unsuccessful attempts.

Equipping students for the workplace

11 June 2015

Preparing for the world of work can be a daunting prospect for today’s teenagers. But a project run by Barclays and four charity partners is helping to equip youngsters with the skills, experience and confidence they need for the workplace.

Minister full of praise for improving exam results

4 June 2015

The improving exam performance of Northern Ireland secondary pupils has won the education minister’s praise. John O’Dowd says the hard work of young people in the North’s post-primary schools is “paying off”.

Teachers put in 11 hours overtime a week

4 June 2015

Scotland’s biggest teaching union has called on the government to take urgent action to curb workloads after a survey found staff were working an average of more than 11 hours on top of their formal 35-hour week.

Prioritise scholarships, boarding schools urged

4 June 2015

The national director of the Boarding Schools’ Association has called for boarding schools to provide scholarships for children from middle-income families who cannot afford today’s fees.

At a glance headlines: June 4, 2015

4 June 2015

STEM grants for a robotics competition, cycling resources, and financial education CPD are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for June 4, 2015.

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

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