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Ofsted lesson judgements? We might as well flip a coin

20 March 2014

Inspectors who cannot analyse data, unreliable lesson judgements, and unaccountable inspection teams – a report this week has delivered a damning verdict on Ofsted inspections. Pete Henshaw takes an in-depth look at the findings.


Parliament targets 100,000 students a year

20 March 2014

The number of young people able to go on educational visits to the Houses of Parliament is set to double next year after planning permission was granted for a new dedicated education centre.









Thousands set to enter student poetry prize

20 March 2014

“Keep it real. Keep it fresh. Write in your own voice.” That is the advice of acclaimed poet Grace Nichols, who along with writer Simon Barraclough will be judging the world’s largest award for young poets this year.




RE has key role in building cohesion

20 March 2014

RE lessons can play a major role in reducing religious intolerance and conflict and promoting understanding in communities, according to a report from MPs.





At a glance headlines: March 13, 2014

13 March 2014

A £15,000 fund for great teaching ideas, a new resource to help tackle the subject of cancer with students and a social media pledge from UCAS are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for March 13, 2014.


Range of events to mark World Book Day

13 March 2014

From taking part in school and library events to dressing up as their favourite literary characters, thousands of children celebrated the joy of reading on World Book Day last week (Thursday, March 6).



Ministers 'passing the buck' on careers advice

13 March 2014

Many of the problems facing careers advice and guidance stem from government policy and not a lack of knowledge among teachers, it was claimed this week. It comes after the business secretary sought to blame teachers for the careers advice crisis. Pete He


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