MPs help to launch schools rocketry challenge

12 November 2013

Engineering apprentices passed on their skills to a group of 25 MPs during a rocket-launching challenge in Westminster to mark the launch of a nationwide 11 to 18 rocketry challenge.

Website offers engineering teasers

7 November 2013

An enterprising engineering department has launched a website aimed at helping the next generation of scientists to win places at leading universities.

Leak reveals plan to axe asbestos in schools group

7 November 2013

Asbestos campaigners have voiced their fears that ministers may try and silence critics of DfE asbestos policy by axing its Asbestos in Schools groups. After a leak to the national press, there have been calls for transparency over group’s future. Dorothy

DfE criticised for training contradiction

7 November 2013

The government faced criticism this week after boasting that its tougher rules over the literacy and numeracy skills of teachers have raised the quality of those entering the profession.

Secondary Pupil Premium to hit £935

7 November 2013

The government has confirmed that the Pupil Premium for secondary school students is to increase to £935 in the 2014/15 financial year.

Warning about evangelical groups targeting schools

17 October 2013

Evangelical groups are “targeting and exploiting” state schools as part of their missionary work, it has been claimed. A report from the National Secular Society (NSS) has scrutinised the activities of external visitors to schools and says it is concerned

At a glance headlines: October 17, 2013

17 October 2013

New government work experience guidance, Parliament Week 2013, literacy support from Dyslexia Action and a languages competition are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for October 17, 2013.

Glasgow’s approach to helping the most vulnerable a success

17 October 2013

Glasgow council has been asking secondaries to identify pupils who leave school without basic qualifications and to explain the reasons, as part of a wider move to help drive up standards, particularly among the most vulnerable children.

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