Seven reasons why we face exam reforms ‘turmoil’

27 March 2014

School leaders have launched an attack on the new national curriculum, labelling it 'nebulous' and lacks rigour. At the same time, they have warned that delays and poor planning in seven key areas are obstructing preparations for the examination reforms.

MPs demand SRE advice is updated for modern era

27 March 2014

Government guidelines on sex and relationships education (SRE) needs to be up-dated “for the modern” era to include mention of sexting and pornography, according to a report from MPs.

At a glance headlines: March 27, 2014

27 March 2014

Fund for School Games volunteers is unveiled, a new First World War online resource is launched and a new video to help teachers and students learn basic sign language are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for March 27, 2014.

Ofsted lesson judgements? We might as well flip a coin

20 March 2014

Inspectors who cannot analyse data, unreliable lesson judgements, and unaccountable inspection teams – a report this week has delivered a damning verdict on Ofsted inspections. Pete Henshaw takes an in-depth look at the findings.

Parliament targets 100,000 students a year

20 March 2014

The number of young people able to go on educational visits to the Houses of Parliament is set to double next year after planning permission was granted for a new dedicated education centre.

Thousands set to enter student poetry prize

20 March 2014

“Keep it real. Keep it fresh. Write in your own voice.” That is the advice of acclaimed poet Grace Nichols, who along with writer Simon Barraclough will be judging the world’s largest award for young poets this year.

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