Attitudes remain biggest barrier to vocational parity

27 November 2014

While recent moves to provide better quality and more coherent vocational routes for students are welcome, the key challenge continues to centre on changing public attitudes, a leading researcher has warned.

Grammar school impact on degree success questioned

27 November 2014

Comprehensive schools are just as successful as grammar schools in helping students to get a degree when social and other factors are taken into account, researchers from the Institute of Education have concluded.

Teachers blast state of careers guidance

27 November 2014

Almost half of teachers say that careers advice has gotten worse since funding cuts led to the closure of the national Connexions service and to schools taking on responsibility for services.

At a glance headlines: November 27, 2014

24 November 2014

Guidance for teachers on protecting themselves from cyber-bullying, concern about a rise in December calls to ChildLine, and a focus on Welsh medium education are among SecEd's At a glance headlines for November 27, 2014.

At a glance headlines: November 20, 2014

20 November 2014

A £1,000 funding grant for an innovative project to support students' health and wellbeing and new resources to help tackle the bullying of deaf children are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for November 20, 2014.

Skills inquiry: curriculum is ‘limiting opportunities’

20 November 2014

A nine-month inquiry by the Skills Commission has concluded that the current curriculum is hampering skills education. It has also raised concerns about a lack of school-employer engagement work and the state of careers guidance. Dorothy Lepkowska reports

More than 3,000 young people take part in School Proms 2014

20 November 2014

More than 3,000 young musicians have taken to stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of the annual School Proms. Lasting three days, from Monday to Wednesday, November 10 to 12, the event saw school and youth music groups, orchestras, choirs and othe

Inspector full of praise for Northern Irish schools

13 November 2014

Northern Ireland secondary schools are providing “outstanding” education in record numbers. The North’s chief inspector says the quality of education is good or better in almost two-thirds of post-primary providers.

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