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City Year to reach 10,000 pupils

19 September 2013

The City Year volunteering scheme is to reach 17 schools and 10,000 pupils across two cities after launching in Birmingham for the first time this term.


Six girls (no buoys) swim English Channel

19 September 2013

Jellyfish, ships, seasickness and fatigue. These were just some of the problems six intrepid teenagers encountered during a cross-channel swim to raise money for new science labs and IT equipment at their school.



At a glance headlines: September 19, 2013

18 September 2013

The amount spent on examinations by schools is revealed, the row over teachers' pay continues in Scotland, and the schools minister is to appear before MPs to answer questions on the school places crisis. SecEd's At a glance headlines for September 19, 20







A level reform timetables confirmed

12 September 2013

Ofqual has confirmed its programme to introduce reformed A levels across a number of subjects for first teaching from September 2015.




Do you use your ICT effectively?

12 September 2013

A new “Innovation Index” is aiming to help schools evaluate the impact that their ICT has on teaching and learning.







More than half of pupils refuse to use their school toilets

12 September 2013

Too many pupils have good reason to shun their school toilets, which fall below acceptable standards and can harm their willingness and ability to learn, according to Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People.


At a glance headlines: September 12, 2013

12 September 2013

The impact of reading for pleasure on attainment, teachers' poor retirement planning and a £1,000 poetry challenge are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for September 12, 2013.



Speaking and listening axed despite strong opposition

5 September 2013

The exams regulator is facing an outcry from teachers and professionals after it confirmed plans to stop speaking and listening assessments from counting towards final grades in GCSE English and English language.


Schools will be forced into bidding wars to attract best teachers

5 September 2013

Schools have been warned to brace themselves for a teacher shortage due to unfilled places on new School Direct training scheme. Coupled with the move to performance-related pay, experts fear it could result in salary bidding wars for the best new recruit

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