Thousands set to enter student poetry prize

20 March 2014

“Keep it real. Keep it fresh. Write in your own voice.” That is the advice of acclaimed poet Grace Nichols, who along with writer Simon Barraclough will be judging the world’s largest award for young poets this year.

RE has key role in building cohesion

20 March 2014

RE lessons can play a major role in reducing religious intolerance and conflict and promoting understanding in communities, according to a report from MPs.

At a glance headlines: March 13, 2014

13 March 2014

A £15,000 fund for great teaching ideas, a new resource to help tackle the subject of cancer with students and a social media pledge from UCAS are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for March 13, 2014.

Range of events to mark World Book Day

13 March 2014

From taking part in school and library events to dressing up as their favourite literary characters, thousands of children celebrated the joy of reading on World Book Day last week (Thursday, March 6).

Ministers 'passing the buck' on careers advice

13 March 2014

Many of the problems facing careers advice and guidance stem from government policy and not a lack of knowledge among teachers, it was claimed this week. It comes after the business secretary sought to blame teachers for the careers advice crisis. Pete He

Cyber-bullying fears for SEN students

13 March 2014

Many young people with SEN or disabilities have not been taught how to stay safe online and have experienced cyber-bullying, it has been revealed.

Labour’s skills proposals broadly welcomed

13 March 2014

Labour’s plans for tackling unemployment among the “forgotten 50 per cent” of young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) have been broadly welcomed by teachers’ leaders and others.

Bullying is self-harm trigger

13 March 2014

Loneliness and being bullied are two of the main triggers that lead youngsters to self-harm for the first time.

Relief after pay deal reached in Scotland

13 March 2014

Scottish teachers have accepted a one per cent pay rise this year and next, as well as assurances on staffing numbers and workload, which together removes the threat of industrial action.

Twenty-seven schools approved for closure

13 March 2014

Five more Northern Ireland secondary schools are to be closed – the announcements made just days after a leading union called for a halt to area-planning.

Curriculum for Excellence: Kicking a hornet's nest

13 March 2014

A letter to a newspaper written by a school girl has sparked a debate over standards in Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence and new National examinations. Alex Wood looks at what the profession itself is saying.

Laptops vs pencils – how do your students revise?

6 March 2014

With the exam season fast approaching many students will be using laptops for note-taking and revision. But a new study by two US academics has found that even though taking notes on a laptop is faster and more legible, taking notes the old-fashioned way

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