At a glance headlines: December 5, 2013

5 December 2013

The latest in the stand-off between teaching unions and the government, autism CPD, supporting bereaved children and tips to avoid your school falling victim to cheque fraud are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for December 5, 2013.

‘Sex without consent, I suppose that is rape...’

5 December 2013

A report into young people’s understanding of consent and rape has uncovered some disturbing findings. It is one of three reports into sexual exploitation of young people, all of which have clear recommendations for schools. Pete Henshaw reports.

Singing songs for Friday afternoons

5 December 2013

Composer Benjamin Britten wrote his famous Friday Afternoons songs in the 1930s – for pupils at the Prestatyn school where his brother was a teacher to sing during their Friday afternoon music lessons. Last month, 80 years later, 100,000 children around t

A vision for a coherent 14 to 19 education system

28 November 2013

A six-month inquiry co-chaired by former chief inspector Sir Mike Tomlinson has made 12 wide-ranging recommendations which it says will create a 14 to 19 education and training system that caters for all types of learners. Pete Henshaw reports.

Teachers welcome decision to offer a choice on Highers

28 November 2013

Teachers have welcomed the Scottish government’s decision to allow secondary schools to decide whether pupils should sit the current Higher or the new version in 2014/15, but parents are “likely to have concerns”.

Youth work ‘boosts pupil achievement’

28 November 2013

Good youth work in schools can play a part in improving attendance and behaviour, boosting home and community links, and can have an impact on attainment.

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