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At a glance headlines: July 4, 2013

4 July 2013

New guidance to help schools meet their equality duties and a university-preparation summer school for autistic students are among SecEd's At a glance headlines for July 4, 2013.








Strike goes ahead after talks deadlock

27 June 2013

The first in a series of regional strikes by the two largest teaching unions were going ahead today (Thursday, June 27) after talks with the government broke down.


Is this the end of the Workload Agreement?

27 June 2013

Unions have voiced their anger this week as the Department for Education bid to axe limits on teachers’ working hours and cover duties. Ministers also want to scrap the list of 21 barred administration tasks. Pete Henshaw explains.


Schools sought for sport pilot project

27 June 2013

A charity is seeking schools to work on a pilot programme to develop strategies to close the gender gap in school sports after receiving more than £227,000 in government funding.




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.

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