Call for action to tackle funding dip at 16 to 19

2 May 2013

The average level of per-student funding for 16 to 19-year-olds is £1,000 less than at key stage 4 – and almost £4,000 less than at university. The disparity has caused six professional associations to write a joint letter to education secretary Michael G

Forces families hit by funding reform

2 May 2013

Changes to the funding of private education for the children of military personnel have led to a huge drop in the number who board, according to figures.

The Royal College of Teaching draws closer

2 May 2013

Plans to create a professional body for the teaching profession were gathering pace this week with the publication of a report on the proposal and public backing from education minister Michael Gove.

One in three exams is vocational

2 May 2013

The range of so-called “equivalent” qualifications now account for almost one in every three public exams being taken by GCSE-age pupils in Northern Ireland.

News at a glance – May 2, 2013

2 May 2013

Inquiries into skills in the curriculum and school sport, sex education resources as well as a competition to win a summer school place in Hong Kong are among the SecEd At a Glance headlines for May 2, 2013.

CPD pilot unveiled for KS3 maths

1 May 2013

A one-year CPD programme for key stage 3 maths teachers is to be trialled. A total of £300,000 in government funding is to be given to the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) to develop the project.

Reports highlight dyslexia and epilepsy teacher training gap

26 April 2013

A lack of training and resources is hindering teachers as they seek to support both dyslexic and epileptic pupils. Two separate reports have identified the problems this causes for teachers and how it affects students’ outcomes.

MP tables Bill for Co-operative Schools

26 April 2013

Schools are being encouraged to work closer with parents and their local communities by becoming “co-operative” in a move being seen as a counter to the creeping privatisation of state education.

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