Study finds a mismatch in teenagers’ job aspirations

17 April 2013

Too many teenagers are aiming for careers where jobs are in short supply. A major survey of 11,000 youngsters aged 13 to 16 has found a “massive mismatch” between pupils’ career aspirations and the realities of the jobs available.

CAMHS services cut across country

11 April 2013

Budget cuts to local authority mental health intervention services could be hitting children’s wellbeing and are “storing up problems for the future”. As many as 34 out of 51 top tier local authorities have cut their Children and Adolescents Mental Health

Asbestos in schools: Have thousands died?

21 March 2013

Asbestos campaigners have called for a full inquiry into the presence of the deadly material in schools after MPs heard that thousands of people could have died from exposure over the decades. It comes as the HSE maintains that managing, not removing, asb

EBacc is blamed for RE teachers’ lack of training

21 March 2013

Pupils are frequently taught RE by teachers who have no qualifications in the subject, according to a report which blamed government policies such as the English Baccalaureate for a decline in the subject.

Donation lets state school take on rowing elite

21 March 2013

Pupils at an Oxfordshire state school are discovering the joys of rowing – thanks to a former world champion coach, a committed group of teachers and parents, and the gift of a boat from a generous benefactor.

News at a glance: March 21, 2013

21 March 2013

SecEd reveals the winners of its recent in-school research project competition among our news at a glance headlines for March 21.

Teachers dismiss call for industry placements

21 March 2013

Regular spells of working in industry would help Scottish teachers deliver lessons that are relevant to the real world, according to a report commissioned by the government but greeted with scepticism by teachers.

Jobless young lack key ICT skills

21 March 2013

One in 10 unemployed young people cannot send their CV online, while a quarter “dread” filling in online job applications.

NASUWT and NUT threaten rolling national strikes

18 March 2013

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the NASUWT have announced an escalation of their current industrial action which could see a rolling programme of national strikes in June and the autumn.

Citizenship is not just volunteering

14 March 2013

The fight to keep citizenship in the reformed national curriculum has been won, but campaigners are disappointed with the draft programmes of study, which promote volunteering while failing to mention human rights. Emma Lee-Potter reports.

Ofsted’s 24-hour pledge to tackle ParentView concerns

14 March 2013

Ofsted has pledged to investigate any concerns about comments made on the ParentView website within 24 hours. Other changes to the controversial website are also unveiled alongside a toolkit to help schools promote its use to parents.

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