Independent school staff voice pay concerns

14 November 2013

Despite health pupils numbers and school fees rising by up to four per cent, education staff at independent schools are taking on more work for no extra pay, a union has claimed.

At a glance headlines – November 14, 2013

14 November 2013

An investigation into the academies and free school programme, the latest NEET figures and disturbing new figures on incidents of self-harm among teenage girls are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for November 14, 2013.

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.

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