Thousands of students are being illegally excluded

25 April 2013

The scale of illegal exclusions across England’s schools has been revealed in a report that says the education of thousands of children is being affected by the practice. The Children’s commissioner has called for better monitoring as well as tougher sanc

Jobless figures spark EMA call

24 April 2013

Calls have been made for a renewed focus on Apprenticeships and the restoration of the full Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) after the latest youth unemployment figures made for grim reading.

DfE warned over academy spending

24 April 2013

The Department for Education (DfE) has yet to establish effective financial accountability in academies operating in chains, MPs have said.

News at a glance – April 25, 2013

23 April 2013

Animations to explain the exam marking process, a new writing competition, a free examination app, and a survey of careers guidance provision are among SecEd's At a Glance headlines for April 25, 2013.

Girls promote positive body image

19 April 2013

A group of York teenagers have launched a campaign to challenge the use of “stick-thin models” on billboards and in shop windows.

The Chase wins story prize

18 April 2013

From a story about a fox cub being chased by hounds to the tale of a baby red squirrel whose stash of hazelnuts is stolen by a cheeky grey squirrel, the winners of an RSPCA short story competition let their imaginations run riot.

Ofsted accused of ‘overtly political’ press statement

18 April 2013

Ofsted has been accused by universities of being “overtly political” and seeking “to justify government policy” on initial teacher training (ITT), following comments made by chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw.

News at a glance: April 18, 2013

18 April 2013

Fears over further cuts to deaf children's services, concerns over the new science curriculum, and a 'Olympic legacy' survey of sports teachers are among the SecEd At a Glance headlines for April 18.

Qualified welcome for partner schools

17 April 2013

Scottish teachers have given qualified backing to a plan by education secretary Michael Russell for schools to be partnered in order to learn from each other and help raise attainment.

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

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