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.

At a glance headlines: February 27, 2014

27 February 2014

Homophobia in schools, behaviour management and a free guide to VAT for academies and free schools are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for February 27, 2014.

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