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Google beats parents for homework help

13 June 2013

More than half of secondary school pupils use online search engines when they are struggling with science homework – rather than ask their parents or teachers.





Gove threatened with legal action in pay row

23 May 2013

Michael Gove stands accused of bullying schools over the implementation of performance-related pay and has also been threatened with legal action after the DfE labelled a joint NUT-NASUWT model pay framework as ‘unlawful’.



Teachers will be advised on how to tackle referendum

23 May 2013

Headteachers will receive guidance on how Scotland’s independence referendum should be handled impartially in the classroom, with today’s 15 and 16-year-old pupils likely to be key voters by the time of the poll in September 2014.



Jobless teachers to give catch-up tuition

23 May 2013

Thousands of Northern Ireland secondary pupils struggling with English and maths are to benefit from one-to-one tuition as part of a scheme to find jobs for out-of-work teachers.


Schools shun cost-effective Pupil Premium strategies

23 May 2013

Secondary schools are shunning two of the most cost-effective ways of spending the Pupil Premium. A study has found that two of the cheapest and most effective approaches – improving student feedback and peer-to-peer tutoring – are not being widely used a




Academics back use of interactive tables

23 May 2013

Education experts believe interactive tables offer “an exciting new way of learning” in the classroom. Also known as digital tabletops, interactive tables work like interactive whiteboards but the technology is on a flat table, enabling students to work i


Local authorities warned that change is coming

23 May 2013

Change is now inevitable, Wales’s education minister has ruled after a damning report has found that the first local education authority to be put in special measures is still judged as failing.



At a glance headlines – May 23, 2013

22 May 2013

Holocaust CPD, year 7 literacy resources, epilepsy support and a look at teachers' commuting habits are among the At a glance headlines for SecEd on May 23, 2013.


Arts & Minds competition challenges prejudice and racism

21 May 2013

Schools have just over a month to get their students’ entries in for the 10th annual Arts and Minds Awards. The arts and creative writing challenge helps UK schools and students to celebrate and promote cultural diversity.


At a glance headlines – May 16, 2013

16 May 2013

The latest education rallies by NUT and NASUWT, resources for language teachers, and a new film to support schools careers guidance are among the at a glance headlines for May 16, 2013.






Traineeships set for August launch after new framework is published

16 May 2013

The government has published the framework for the delivery of its new traineeships later this year. Traineeships are short courses run with employers that are intended to form a “stepping stone” to Apprenticeships and other jobs for students aged 16 to 1


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