Bill Bryson inspires students with focus on ‘understanding’

19 June 2014

If anyone can ignite young people’s curiosity about science then Bill Bryson can. The bestselling author of books like Notes from a Small Island and A Short History of Nearly Everything enthralled 450 students and their teachers last week when he delivere

Teachers must ‘revisit skills’ for new GCSEs

19 June 2014

Teachers in Wales have been told they must “revisit their skills” as the country prepares to introduce new GCSEs which are aligned to the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) tests.

At a glance headlines: June 19, 2014

19 June 2014

Discrimination faced by disabled teachers, a new resource to help support mental health and a toolkit for sex and relationships education are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for June 19, 2014.

It's My Right SRE campaign launched

12 June 2014

A campaign is calling for statutory sex and relationships education (SRE) after a straw poll found a lack of training among teachers.

Ofsted steps-up fight to end grading of lesson observations

12 June 2014

Ofsted has launched a pilot project that will see 'gradeless' lesson observations. Inspectors in the Midlands have been told to stop grading lessons and to use a broader approach to judging teaching quality. Pete Henshaw reports.

Trends in term-time absence

12 June 2014

The rules over term-time absence changed last year. Amy Cook looks at how school leaders who use The Key have reacted.

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