Churchill Fellows unveiled

14 March 2018

A STEM co-ordinator from Warrington is among the latest group of Churchill Fellows to be sent off around the world to discover new ideas and best practice.

Concern over long school journeys for SEN pupils

7 March 2018

With the number of pupils needing places in special schools set to rise by 11,000 in the coming years, concern has been voiced at the distance SEN students are being forced to travel to go to school.

Why do students fail to do their homework?

7 March 2018

The main reason students do not complete homework is a lack of confidence that they will get it right – however, this is not what they will tell their teachers when they fail to hand in their work on time.

Maths premium welcome, but recruitment woes remain

7 March 2018

While welcoming details of plans to introduce a £600 maths premium, school leaders have once again raised what they see as the real barrier to increasing maths up-take at A level – the recruitment of qualified teachers.

Young Game Designers competition

7 March 2018

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has opened entries for the 2018 BAFTA Young Game Designers competition, which gives young people aged 10 to 18 the chance to design and make their own game.

Voices of the War

7 March 2018

?Voices of the Second World War: A Child’s Perspective is a collection of first-hand accounts from people who experienced the Second World War, from all over Europe – stretching from Russia to the Channel Islands, Norway to Malta and the UK to Germany.

Unique Arts Awards

7 March 2018

The Mouth & Foot Painting Artists Trust Fund has opened entries for its national 2018 Unique Arts Awards.

Online safety film competition

7 March 2018

Online safety charity Childnet International is challenging young people aged seven to 18 to create a short film to educate their peers about staying safe online.

Minister warns academies over levels of executive pay

28 February 2018

The government has issued a clear warning to academies which have particularly high levels of executive pay – targeting specifically those where a single employee earns more than £150,000 a year.

Council steps-up cash row

28 February 2018

?A cash-strapped council is appealing to parents to help it to do battle with the Welsh government over funding for its schools.

Trials of Realistic Mathematics Education

28 February 2018

?A research trial involving 24,000 pupils in 120 schools across England has set out to improve key stage 3 maths education by training teachers to use a different approach – called Realistic Mathematics Education (RME).

Recruitment campaign aims to boost RE teacher numbers

21 February 2018

A severe shortage of religious education teachers will result in pupils being unequipped to understand or challenge the stereotypes that contribute to religious discrimination, supporters of the subject have warned.

Free SecEd download: Evidence-based best practice

21 February 2018

SecEd's Research Insights articles, published in conjunction with the NFER, offer in-depth, evidence based advice, guidance and best practice covering a wide range of areas relevant to secondary school leadership, teaching and education. You can download the latest articles from 2017 and 2018 for ...

Questions raised as DBS modernisation plan overuns

7 February 2018

Modernisation of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is running more than three-and-a-half years late and the new DBS update service has not seen the take-up or the cost savings originally anticipated by the Home Office.

Widespread opposition to reforms in Scotland

7 February 2018

Headteachers, parents, the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and local authorities have all been highly critical of planned legislation to change the way schools are run.

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