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A vision for a coherent 14 to 19 education system

28 November 2013

A six-month inquiry co-chaired by former chief inspector Sir Mike Tomlinson has made 12 wide-ranging recommendations which it says will create a 14 to 19 education and training system that caters for all types of learners. Pete Henshaw reports.



Teachers welcome decision to offer a choice on Highers

28 November 2013

Teachers have welcomed the Scottish government’s decision to allow secondary schools to decide whether pupils should sit the current Higher or the new version in 2014/15, but parents are “likely to have concerns”.


Youth work ‘boosts pupil achievement’

28 November 2013

Good youth work in schools can play a part in improving attendance and behaviour, boosting home and community links, and can have an impact on attainment.




Saheefa is engineer of the future

28 November 2013

When Saheefa Ishaq began a school project on kitchen hygiene in year 7 she never imagined that it would lead to her winning a prestigious science prize.



At a glance headlines: November 28, 2013

28 November 2013

Yet more criticism of an academic bias in careers guidance, a warning over asbestos in gas masks, and teachers' pay in Jersey are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for November 28, 2013.



At a glance headlines: November 21, 2013

21 November 2013

A study finding that a majority of teachers believe their students plagiarise, the 2,000,000th Raspberry Pi sold and a challenge future-gazing competition for students are among the Secd At a glance headlines for November 21, 2013.




Teens lock horns at mock EU council

21 November 2013

Teenagers from 30 secondary schools and colleges across England jumped at the chance to air their views about two key issues facing the European Union.



Are any of your pupils in an abusive relationship?

21 November 2013

Disturbing new research showing how often pupils in abusive relationships turn to school staff for help has sparked the publication of resources aimed at helping schools to protect these young victims. Pete Henshaw reports

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