Teachers delivering RSE with inadequate training

21 November 2018

Contraception, pregnancy options, STIs, accessing sexual health services, and sexually explicit information online – these are among the topics that school staff feel the least confident teaching about.

Report slams lack of ethnic diversity in teaching

21 November 2018

Scotland must address racism and racial discrimination in schools if the country is to attract more teachers from Black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds, according to a government-backed report.

College outlines selection plan

21 November 2018

An integrated secondary school is seeking to be the first in Northern Ireland in a decade to introduce unregulated exams to admit pupils.

RE resource project launches

21 November 2018

A project has launched to collate and develop new teaching materials to support religious education and to encourage more university students to consider becoming teachers of the subject.

Schools told to cut down data collection burden for teachers

14 November 2018

In a bid to crackdown on needless data workload in schools, the Department for Education and Ofsted have told headteachers to have fewer data collection points across the year and to scrap onerous behaviour logging practices. Pete Henshaw takes a look

Off-rolling adding to pressure on local children’s services

14 November 2018

Cuts to school budgets, the practice of “off-rolling” problem students, along with a decade of huge policy change within education, are among the reasons why local authority children’s services are struggling to cope with demand.

Social media guide

14 November 2018

A resource offering pragmatic guidance about social media use for teenagers has been published.

Orchestras for All

14 November 2018

Youth music charity Orchestras for All (OFA) has unveiled details of its 2019 Modulo programme, which supports teachers and music leaders to establish and develop a small ensemble – a “Modulo” – of between four and 10 young people in their school or community.

Charity urges Ofsted to focus on wellbeing

7 November 2018

An open letter has been delivered to Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman calling for wellbeing and mental health to be given greater priority when the Common Inspection Framework is updated next year.

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