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School chef is Cook of the Year

15 May 2014

A West Yorkshire school chef has won the prestigious Cook of the Year title at the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards.



At a glance headlines: May 15, 2014

15 May 2014

A World Cup literacy resource, a new school library best practice guide and the most inspiring science books are among SecEd's rather literary 'At a glance' headlines for May 15.


DfE faces tough questions over free school policy

15 May 2014

Calls have been made for education secretary Michael Gove to “consider his position” on free schools after the publication of a damning report into the government’s flagship education programme.



Football Remembers marks famous Truce

15 May 2014

An education pack containing photographs, eye-witness accounts and drawings of the historic moment when football brought the First World War to a halt is being sent to all UK schools.



Maths and physics experts to inspire pupils

15 May 2014

Mathematics and physics specialists are to be hired by the government to “inject” their enthusiasm and subject expertise into schools in a bid to get more students studying the subjects to A level.


School trips are still shunned, teachers say

15 May 2014

Schools do not appear to be taking pupils on more trips, including science fieldwork, despite a cut in health and safety bureaucracy that was aimed at reversing a decline, according to unions and teaching associations.


Grammar schools

15 May 2014

I miss that long gone, silly world. I like its pupils. I can still spot a grammar school boy/girl at a thousand paces – like “Billy Liar”, John Lennon, Maxine Peace, Tony Harrison, Alan Bennett or Jarvis Cocker. They are grim, tough, funny and eminently s


Liverpool set to back £28m rebuild scheme

15 May 2014

The £28 million construction of new buildings for three Liverpool schools is set to be approved as part of the city’s on-going Building Schools for the Future (BSF) rescue programme.





School building boost is ‘a drop in the ocean’

8 May 2014

Ministers announce a £2 billon extension to the coalition government's school building programme, but teachers say the money is nowhere near enough and will leave thousands of students being taught in dilapidated classrooms. Pete Henshaw reports.




The young reporters fighting for human rights

8 May 2014

The insightful, poignant and sometimes harrowing work of young student reporters and photo-journalists has been celebrated in the finals of the Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year Awards 2014.



Numeracy decline sparks concern

8 May 2014

A sharp decline in numeracy among Scottish primary pupils, along with a lack of progress in the early years of secondary, has sparked concerns among opposition politicians and teaching unions about the state of the new curriculum.



At a glance headlines: May 8, 2014

8 May 2014

The latest round of SEN scholarships and new resources to help schools prepare for SEN reforms are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for May 8, 2014.


Simply the best job in the world

8 May 2014

Headteacher Vic Goddard became a household name when his school was put under the spotlight in the award-winning Channel 4 series Educating Essex. Now, the principal of Passmores Academy in Harlow has written a book about his experience of headship.



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