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At a glance headlines – January 16, 2013

16 January 2014

A free CPD event focused on the role of psychology in schools, final applications for a mentoring scheme and a new language resource are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for January 16, 2013.



Warning over Licence to Practise proposal

14 January 2014

Labour’s proposed “Licence to Practise” must not be seen as a tool to “root out incompetence”, but as a way of supporting a high-quality profession, unions have warned.



Practical concerns over implementation of performance-related pay

9 January 2014

While backing the principle of performance-related pay, a think-tank report has raised key concerns about its implementation. At the same time, the report has drawn fierce criticism from teaching unions after it dismissed objections to new pay rules and c




Ballots or banding call to end admissions divide

9 January 2014

Ballots or banding should be used to encourage fairer admissions to England’s schools, a report has recommended. Schools should also be made to publish socio-economic data on applications and admissions, the report from social mobility charity the Sutton




At a glance headlines: January 9, 2014

9 January 2014

The proposals for a College of Teaching develop further, a Holocaust education research project is launched and a consultation opens for Ofsted's independent school inspections. Read SecEd's At a glance headlines for January 9, 2014.


Astronaut wows pupils with tales of space travel

9 January 2014

The world’s most famous astronaut has entranced an audience of Edinburgh secondary pupils with tales of space-walking, observing the beauty of Earth from afar, and living off the likes of rehydrated pizza for almost half a year.







At a glance headlines: December 5, 2013

5 December 2013

The latest in the stand-off between teaching unions and the government, autism CPD, supporting bereaved children and tips to avoid your school falling victim to cheque fraud are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for December 5, 2013.



‘Sex without consent, I suppose that is rape...’

5 December 2013

A report into young people’s understanding of consent and rape has uncovered some disturbing findings. It is one of three reports into sexual exploitation of young people, all of which have clear recommendations for schools. Pete Henshaw reports.


Singing songs for Friday afternoons

5 December 2013

Composer Benjamin Britten wrote his famous Friday Afternoons songs in the 1930s – for pupils at the Prestatyn school where his brother was a teacher to sing during their Friday afternoon music lessons. Last month, 80 years later, 100,000 children around t




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