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Do you use your ICT effectively?

12 September 2013

A new “Innovation Index” is aiming to help schools evaluate the impact that their ICT has on teaching and learning.







More than half of pupils refuse to use their school toilets

12 September 2013

Too many pupils have good reason to shun their school toilets, which fall below acceptable standards and can harm their willingness and ability to learn, according to Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People.


At a glance headlines: September 12, 2013

12 September 2013

The impact of reading for pleasure on attainment, teachers' poor retirement planning and a £1,000 poetry challenge are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for September 12, 2013.



Speaking and listening axed despite strong opposition

5 September 2013

The exams regulator is facing an outcry from teachers and professionals after it confirmed plans to stop speaking and listening assessments from counting towards final grades in GCSE English and English language.


Schools will be forced into bidding wars to attract best teachers

5 September 2013

Schools have been warned to brace themselves for a teacher shortage due to unfilled places on new School Direct training scheme. Coupled with the move to performance-related pay, experts fear it could result in salary bidding wars for the best new recruit


Trend for school rebranding drives up uniform costs

5 September 2013

The “rebranding” of schools into academies and the opening of free schools could hit parents hard as they are forced to buy expensive new uniforms, local government leaders have warned.



At a glance headlines: September 5, 2013

5 September 2013

SecEd TV, research into modern foreign languages, an update from UCAS and the name of the country's naughtiest child are among SecEd's at a glance headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2013.






State-private attainment gap narrows

5 September 2013

Private schools in Scotland have equalled last year’s record pass rate for Highers, at more than 90 per cent, but state sector pupils have narrowed the gap slightly.


Schools in the TV spotlight

5 September 2013

As the autumn term hits its stride two very different schools are the focus of fly-on-the-wall TV documentaries this week.




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