Young people most likely to volunteer

11 September 2014

Teenagers and young people are among those most likely to do voluntary work, with twice as many 16 to 25-year-olds volunteering now than a decade ago.

At a glance headlines: September 4, 2014

4 September 2014

The latest NEET figures, new resources for coding, and advice for schools on tackling the bullying of deaf children are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for September 4, 2014.

Sexual exploitation of boys over-looked

4 September 2014

The sexual exploitation of boys is being over-looked by schools and other front-line services because of a mistaken belief that they are less vulnerable than girls, according to new research.

Damning Nationals report stokes tensions with SQA

28 August 2014

As an independent report calls for ‘unsustainable’ over-assessment of the new National examinations to be tackled urgently, teachers have again raised fears about workload as examination reform continues. Sam Phipps reports on the deepening row.

Baccalaureates fail to set the heather alight

28 August 2014

Baccalaureates were introduced to Scotland five years ago amid government claims of deeper learning and critical-thinking, but now teachers want this “added complication” to be scrapped in the wake of low uptake.

At a glance headlines: August 28, 2014

28 August 2014

The educational use that proceeds of crime are being put to and a special award for a Glasgow's work with children with additional needs are among this week's At a glance headlines for SecEd's annual all-Scottish edition.

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