At a glance headlines: October 3, 2013

3 October 2013

New uniform guidance, Shakespeare resources, digital creativity, and a new foreign languages campaign are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for October 3, 2013.

‘The DfE policy on ICT is there is no policy on ICT’

26 September 2013

The DfE’s ‘schools know best’ policy on ICT, the role of Ofsted, and CPD were among the topics tackled at a recent Westminster Education Forum on the future of technology in schools. Bob Harrison was there.

At a glance headlines: September 26, 2013

26 September 2013

Key stage 2 results, support for deaf students applying to university, a global mass singalong event, and a key stage 3 descriptive writing challenge are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for September 26, 2013.

Warning over cyber-blackmailing trend

26 September 2013

At least 184 UK children have been a victim of online sexual blackmail in the past two years. The concerning trend has been revealed after an investigation by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP), which says that children have been s

Languages get more protection

26 September 2013

Language courses at Scottish universities are to receive more protection from funders, in a move cautiously welcomed by campaigners.

Strikes off as talks continue in Wales

20 September 2013

Teachers in Wales will not join in strike action on October 1 and 17 after a “constructive” meeting between union officials and the Welsh government.

Nick Clegg urged to act in places crisis

20 September 2013

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has called on deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to tackle the school places crisis, and stem the number of free schools being opened in areas with surplus space.

Heads hit back after Ofsted slams careers advice failure

19 September 2013

An Ofsted report has slammed the quality of careers guidance, calling for action from ministers and schools. However, frustrated headteachers say its findings are no surprise after they were left ‘stranded’ without funding or support. Pete Henshaw reports

The Great Education Debate

19 September 2013

We have failed to address underachievement by poorer pupils – We must be skills-orientated, not qualifications-focused – Policy is too often down to anecdote rather than evidence – We need more trust in the teaching profession. These are just some of the

Schemes to help poorer students given £20,000

19 September 2013

A mentoring scheme for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds and an affordable tutoring enterprise designed for poorer pupils have been awarded £10,000 each after winning Teach First’s Innovation Award.

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