Pressure mounts to allow inspection of academy chains

3 April 2014

Michael Gove’s “reluctance” to allow Ofsted to inspect academy chains is unsurprising given the inspectorate’s damning report into schools within the E-ACT Multi-Academy Trust, it was said this week.

Poll reveals LGBT discrimination

3 April 2014

Two-thirds of teachers have witnessed homophobic harassment, while half have been personally discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, a poll has found.

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.

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