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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.










Students write and film their own soap opera

13 June 2013

Teenagers love watching television soaps like Coronation Street, EastEnders and Hollyoaks in their spare time. But year 11 students at West Exe Technology College in Exeter have gone one better. They have written, directed and performed their own soap ope


At a glance headlines: June 13, 2013

13 June 2013

A mathematics challenge for year 12 students, sun safety and school trips are among the At a glance headlines for SecEd on June 13, 2013.




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.


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