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.

PSHE’s link to behaviour – and Ofsted success

9 May 2013

The link between effective PSHE education and good student behaviour is evident, Ofsted has reminded schools. A report into PSHE provision also notes a close correlation between schools’ overall inspection grades and their grade for PSHE.

News at a glance – May 9, 2013

9 May 2013

The university application figures, a competition to win work experience with Facebook, and a book scheme for year 7 pupils are among SecEd's At a glance headlines for May 9, 2013.

MMR ‘catch-up’ targets unvaccinated teenagers

2 May 2013

A national catch-up programme to increase MMR vaccination uptake in teenagers has been announced. The aim is to vaccinate as many “unvaccinated and partially vaccinated” 10 to 16-year-olds as possible in the run-up to the next academic year.

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