Ofsted steps-up fight to end grading of lesson observations

12 June 2014

Ofsted has launched a pilot project that will see 'gradeless' lesson observations. Inspectors in the Midlands have been told to stop grading lessons and to use a broader approach to judging teaching quality. Pete Henshaw reports.

Trends in term-time absence

12 June 2014

The rules over term-time absence changed last year. Amy Cook looks at how school leaders who use The Key have reacted.

Arts education in Wales gets £20m boost

5 June 2014

Arts education in Wales has been given a £20 million boost. The Welsh government and the Arts Council of Wales will allocate £10 million each over five years to fund arts projects in schools.

Special report: Defibrillators in schools

5 June 2014

Plans to help schools buy defibrillator machines at a lower cost have been broadly welcomed. Editor of the British Journal of School Nursing, Caroline Voogd, looks at the implications.

Five million children face living in poverty by 2020

5 June 2014

Despite a growing economy, the UK is set to see a record level of child poverty as wages remain low and welfare cuts continue, with fears that almost five million children could be in poverty by 2020. Pete Henshaw reports.

Non-Catholic pupils face placing request

5 June 2014

A Scottish local authority might start reserving places at its Catholic schools for pupils baptised into the faith because demand for places is so high.

At a glance headlines: June 5, 2014

5 June 2014

A new writing campaign from the Anne Frank Trust, an e-safety tool for students with autism and awards for the best employers for school and college-leavers are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for June 5, 2014.

What does it take to be a governor?

22 May 2014

Questioning, committed, team-workers, and well-respected – just what are the attributes that are needed in order to become an effective school governor?

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