SEN: Sticking to the Code of Practice

3 October 2017

The SEND reforms including the new Code of Practice have been in place for more than two years now. Dorothy Lepkowska speaks to two experts to find out what challenges are still facing schools, SEN children and their families

SMSC Quality Mark launched

3 October 2017

A Quality Mark has been launched to recognise excellence in spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) education.

'Savage’ NAO report spells out retention problems

20 September 2017

The teacher retention crisis is biting for secondary schools with more teachers quitting and one in 10 vacancies going unfilled. The National Audit Office is calling for action on workload and teacher support. Pete Henshaw reports

A quarter of schools are snubbing RE duty

20 September 2017

One in four secondary schools are struggling to meet their legal obligation to teach older pupils about major religions and systems of belief, it has been claimed.

New CPD £75 million fund unveiled

20 September 2017

A £75 million Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund, set up by the government to deliver “skills and knowledge-based training” to teachers, has issued its first round of grants.

Teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try tobacco

20 September 2017

Many people assume that e-cigarettes are safer than conventional cigarettes. However, new research has found that teenagers who have tried an e-cigarette (known as “vaping”) are nearly four times more likely to start smoking regular cigarettes within a year than peers who have never used ...

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