Controversial education leader steps down

27 June 2013

The head of education at one of Scotland’s highest performing local authorities, whose tenure has been marked by controversy as well as success, is to retire after more than 10 years in the post.

Scotland’s police in schools scheme has positive impact

27 June 2013

Basing police officers in schools helps to reduce violence and anti-social behaviour. A survey of police officers assigned to secondary schools in Scotland has found that as well as cutting the number of police call-outs to schools, the officers help to t

Estyn calls for focus on basic numeracy

27 June 2013

Numeracy standards in Wales are a cause for concern with pupils in half of secondary schools lacking basic skills, the chief inspector has claimed.

Teacher shortage crisis predicted to hit in 2014

20 June 2013

Researchers claim that Department for Education is ‘in the dark’ over the number of unfilled School Direct places, with science among the key subjects expected to be hit by teacher shortages in 2014.

Scottish minister hits back at Michael Gove

20 June 2013

Scotland’s education secretary Michael Russell has hit back at his counterpart in England, Michael Gove, accusing him of presiding over a school system that is more “prescriptive” than Maoist China’s.

At a glance headlines: June 20, 2013

20 June 2013

A new national film education festival for young people, teacher wellbeing research and guidance for helping children with post-traumatic stress disorder are among SecEd's At a glance headlines for June 20, 2013.

Supply teacher use up by 26 per cent

20 June 2013

There has been a dramatic increase in the use of supply teachers by secondary schools after a slump in teacher training applicants in 2011.

Last chance to enter as Arts & Minds deadline draws near

19 June 2013

Schools still have time to enter the 10th annual Arts and Minds Awards with the deadline little more than a week away. The arts and creative writing challenge helps UK schools and students to celebrate and promote cultural diversity.

Stranded schools need careers guidance support

13 June 2013

With careers advice "patchy and inconsistent" across the country, a major report is calling for the National Careers Service to be expanded to support schools in meeting the challenging careers guidance duty.

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