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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



Ofqual wants focus on progression in new league tables

16 May 2013

The exams watchdog has suggested basing the new floor standard at GCSE on progression in English and maths, rather than absolute performance. Ofqual has also advised that English and maths should have greater weighting in the proposed “Best 8” league tabl



Scottish teachers on ‘verge of crisis’

16 May 2013

Over half of teachers in Scotland have seriously considered leaving the profession in the last year and job satisfaction is “plummeting”, according to a survey by the NASUWT.



All aboard the school history bus

16 May 2013

Stonehenge, Dover Castle, Whitby Abbey, Hadrian’s Wall, the Battle of Hastings battlefield – these are just a few of the country’s most famous historic sites.






DfE sets up ‘middle tier’ to cope with academies

9 May 2013

A leaked DfE communication outlines the creation of a new academy oversight group to take on regional intervention work. The document also hints at areas on which DfE will cease to focus. Read Warwick Mansell's exclusive report in SecEd.


Programmes of study disapplied in run-up to 2014

9 May 2013

The government has confirmed it is to disapply the current national curriculum from September this year in the run-up to the introduction of its new programmes of study in September 2014.


Accountability plans too narrow, heads say

9 May 2013

Government plans for reforming how schools are held accountable are too narrow and should include the roles of Ofsted, local authorities and the schools commissioner, according to headteachers.


Young reporters stand up for our human rights

9 May 2013

The skilled and often-harrowing work of young student reporters and photo-journalists has been recognised in this year’s Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year Awards. The competition, which is run by Amnesty International UK and supported by SecEd and t




Funding fears for practical science

9 May 2013

State-funded secondary schools have just 70 per cent of the equipment and materials considered essential to teach practical science.

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