Free school pledge labelled ‘scandalous’

12 March 2015

The Conservative Party’s pledge to open a further 500 free schools during the next Parliament, should they win the General Election outright, has been attacked as “scandalous” at a time of wider education cuts.

Call for more STEM teachers in Scotland

5 March 2015

The Scottish government must take action to reverse a decline in the number of science and maths teachers, which has taken place at the same time as more pupils are studying the subjects, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

Teach First launches careers training

5 March 2015

Teach First has launched its own careers training for teachers in positions of middle leadership in schools. It comes after the charity added its voice to the growing campaign calling for action to tackle the careers guidance crisis in England.

At a glance headlines: March 5, 2015

5 March 2015

An appeal for views on the Priority Schools Building Programme, the latest NEET figures, UCAS extra and teaching grants are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for March 5, 2015

Call for overhaul of ‘ineffective’ Ofsted

5 March 2015

Ofsted inspections are ‘ineffective’ and put children’s education ‘at risk’. The claim has come as a teaching union publishes its own proposals detailing how school inspection should be radically overhauled. Pete Henshaw takes a look.

Crystal jewels to be STEM showcase

5 March 2015

A range of crystals, including those often used in SmartPhones and lasers, have been grown by scientists in order to create a replica of the Crown Jewels.

Northern Irish school enrolments fall again

5 March 2015

Secondary school enrolments have fallen in Northern Ireland for the fourth year in a row. Newly published statistics show there are now 142,553 year 8 to 14 pupils in post-primary schools across the North.

At a glance headlines: February 26, 2015

26 February 2015

More funding for disability sport, the chance to take part in Rugby World Cup 2015 ceremonies and a range of new resources are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for February 26, 2015

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