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Cyber-bullying fears for SEN students

13 March 2014

Many young people with SEN or disabilities have not been taught how to stay safe online and have experienced cyber-bullying, it has been revealed.


Labour’s skills proposals broadly welcomed

13 March 2014

Labour’s plans for tackling unemployment among the “forgotten 50 per cent” of young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) have been broadly welcomed by teachers’ leaders and others.




Bullying is self-harm trigger

13 March 2014

Loneliness and being bullied are two of the main triggers that lead youngsters to self-harm for the first time.



Relief after pay deal reached in Scotland

13 March 2014

Scottish teachers have accepted a one per cent pay rise this year and next, as well as assurances on staffing numbers and workload, which together removes the threat of industrial action.


Twenty-seven schools approved for closure

13 March 2014

Five more Northern Ireland secondary schools are to be closed – the announcements made just days after a leading union called for a halt to area-planning.



Curriculum for Excellence: Kicking a hornet's nest

13 March 2014

A letter to a newspaper written by a school girl has sparked a debate over standards in Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence and new National examinations. Alex Wood looks at what the profession itself is saying.



Laptops vs pencils – how do your students revise?

6 March 2014

With the exam season fast approaching many students will be using laptops for note-taking and revision. But a new study by two US academics has found that even though taking notes on a laptop is faster and more legible, taking notes the old-fashioned way



Welsh education experience wows Chinese

6 March 2014

China’s education system may be getting results that are the envy of the world but a group of Chinese teenagers travelled 5,000 miles just to experience lessons in Wales.





Teachers welcome advice on spotting and tackling FGM

6 March 2014

A fear of stereotyping particular communities and a lack of universal understanding that the practice constitutes child abuse are two key barriers to tackling female genital mutilation (FGM), teachers have said.






Money ‘too late’ for this year’s Nationals

6 March 2014

It is too late for pupils sitting this year’s new National exams to benefit from an extra £5 million in Scottish government support, according to the country’s biggest teaching union.



At a glance headlines: March 6, 2014

6 March 2014

Activities heads and teachers think would lead to better teaching and learning, new advice on sex education, and concerns about families in crisis make up the SecEd At a glance headlines for March 6, 2014.

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