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Lack of confidence in delivery of new Scottish exams

6 February 2014

More than three quarters of secondary teachers in Scotland lack confidence in how the new National 4 and 5 exams will be delivered, only months before pupils are due to sit them, a survey has found.



At a glance headlines: February 6, 2014

6 February 2014

Fears over the impact that cuts to further education funding will have, a curriculum design conference, and the final call for entries to Amnesty's Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year Awards are among SecEd's At a glance headlines for Thursday, Februa


Businesses not giving education-leavers a chance

6 February 2014

Only around one in four businesses are prepared to give education-leavers their first job – but when they do they find their new recruits are generally well prepared for work, a new report has found.





Heads despair at more ‘dawn raids’ by Ofsted

4 February 2014

Ofsted rolls-out new no-notice behaviour inspections this week. The inspectorate will use Parent View complaints to target schools and those deemed to be struggling face having their full inspections brought forward. Pete Henshaw reports.


Study reveals teens' views on faith and RE

30 January 2014

The wide-ranging Youth on Religion project has given us a number of insights into teenagers’ views on faith, including their concerns about the content and delivery of religious education. Professor Nicola Madge explains.


At a glance headlines: January 30, 2014

30 January 2014

An inquiry into children's wellbeing, free support for teaching coding and a resource to help children with learning disabilities to manage their feelings are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for January 30, 2014.



Concussion fears spark school sports campaign

30 January 2014

The risks of concussion from school sports are vastly underestimated, ranging from disrupted or impaired education to serious and sometimes even fatal consequences, according to a leading surgeon.











Mobile fraud teaching resource is launched

30 January 2014

With almost half of 16 to 18-year-olds now using online banking, the first specialised teaching resource focused on mobile phone crime and online security has been published.




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