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Strikes off as talks continue in Wales

20 September 2013

Teachers in Wales will not join in strike action on October 1 and 17 after a “constructive” meeting between union officials and the Welsh government.


Nick Clegg urged to act in places crisis

20 September 2013

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has called on deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to tackle the school places crisis, and stem the number of free schools being opened in areas with surplus space.



Heads hit back after Ofsted slams careers advice failure

19 September 2013

An Ofsted report has slammed the quality of careers guidance, calling for action from ministers and schools. However, frustrated headteachers say its findings are no surprise after they were left ‘stranded’ without funding or support. Pete Henshaw reports






The Great Education Debate

19 September 2013

We have failed to address underachievement by poorer pupils – We must be skills-orientated, not qualifications-focused – Policy is too often down to anecdote rather than evidence – We need more trust in the teaching profession. These are just some of the


Schemes to help poorer students given £20,000

19 September 2013

A mentoring scheme for girls from disadvantaged backgrounds and an affordable tutoring enterprise designed for poorer pupils have been awarded £10,000 each after winning Teach First’s Innovation Award.




Curriculum reforms published sparking concerns over PSHE

19 September 2013

Education experts have claimed that reforms to sex and relationships education are inadequate. It comes as the government published the new national curriculum for all subjects, with the exception of English, mathematics and science, ahead of implementati




City Year to reach 10,000 pupils

19 September 2013

The City Year volunteering scheme is to reach 17 schools and 10,000 pupils across two cities after launching in Birmingham for the first time this term.


Six girls (no buoys) swim English Channel

19 September 2013

Jellyfish, ships, seasickness and fatigue. These were just some of the problems six intrepid teenagers encountered during a cross-channel swim to raise money for new science labs and IT equipment at their school.



At a glance headlines: September 19, 2013

18 September 2013

The amount spent on examinations by schools is revealed, the row over teachers' pay continues in Scotland, and the schools minister is to appear before MPs to answer questions on the school places crisis. SecEd's At a glance headlines for September 19, 20







A level reform timetables confirmed

12 September 2013

Ofqual has confirmed its programme to introduce reformed A levels across a number of subjects for first teaching from September 2015.

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