School Workforce

Conference preview: Education Innovation

20 February 2013

A new national education conference and exhibition takes place in Manchester next month with free entry for teachers. Janet Murray looks at the programme.


Creating apps in the classroom

24 January 2013

Computing teacher Genevieve Smith-Nunes will be hosting a seminar at Bett 2013 looking at developing apps with your students using a versatile free web resource.


Cornwall's approach to designing new ICT curricula

17 January 2013

Ahead of his seminar at the Bett Show 2013, Ed Walsh from Cornwall Learning discusses how the county’s schools are changing their approaches to ICT education and developing new curricula.


Replacing CPD with JPD

17 January 2013

Maggie Farrar discusses joint practice development, a peer-to-peer approach to CPD which is prioritised and modelled by school leaders too.


Advice & guidance for NQTs at the end of term 1

12 December 2012

One term down, two to go ― NQTs everywhere will be looking forward to the end of term. SecEd's annual autumn NQT special eight page section offers a wealth of advice to help new teachers reflect on term 1 at the chalkface and prepare for terms 2 an


Heading to Bett 2013?

6 December 2012

SecEd's free 32-page guide to the Bett 2013 technology-in-education show early next year offers visitors an overview of the event's CPD, workshops, presentations and exhibition. You can download both a digital edition and PDF version.





Do you have a resilience strategy?

29 November 2012

After her NQT year, Kathryn Lovewell had made herself so ill she was hospitalised. She now teaches teachers resilience strategies and has just released a book called Every Teacher Matters.




Surviving inspection as an NQT

29 November 2012

New teachers, more than most perhaps, feel the pressure when inspectors come calling. Dorothy Lepkowska looks at what has changed in the new Ofsted framework and seeks out some advice on surviving inspection for NQTs.


Do you do to-do lists?

29 November 2012

Another former SecEd NQT diarist extols the virtues of to-do lists for the busy young teacher.


NQTs: Are you down and out in December?

29 November 2012

After working flat-out all term, NQTs could well be feeling down and out this December. CPD expert Margaret Adams discusses why this is normal and how you should cope with it.


Key lessons from the first term of Ofsted's new inspection regime

28 November 2012

SecEd's latest "Guide To" publication offers key lessons from the new Ofsted inspection regime, including insider advice from inspectors, a case study of a successful inspection, and top tips covering everything from parental surveys and self-evaluation t


Action research in the classroom

15 November 2012

Undertaking research to improve practice is becoming a common activity in UK classrooms. Principal Chris Mallaband explains how his school is developing a researching culture.


Inspiring Space

4 October 2012

The European Space Agency Teacher Workshop provides an inspiring atmosphere for teachers to develop their practice. Christopher Beard explains some of the tips he picked up.


End of September stocktake

27 September 2012

After the first four weeks of term, NQT mentor David Torn offers new teachers some tips.


From Victorian CSI to dancing graphs

27 September 2012

A Victorian CSI-style crime scene, dancing graphs in maths, a virtual field trip and a cockney guide to apostrophes make up just some of the free teacher-made videos available via O2 Learn. Anna Pedroza explains.


Innovating Learning

27 September 2012

From creativity and risk-taking to co-construction and independent learning, the SecEd preview supplement for the 20th SSAT National Conference focuses on a range of issues and school case studies related to the Innovating Learning, the event's title.


Demonstrating Pupil Premium Impact

27 September 2012

SecEd offers crucial information, advice and guidance on how schools can meet their new duties to report on, and prove, the impact that their Pupil Premium spending is having.


Teachers and researchers

20 September 2012

Sue Sissling and Professor Louise Archer discuss how to promote researchers and teachers working together in your school in order to improve science and mathematics education.


Meeting the new Standards

13 September 2012

The new Teachers' Standards came into force this month alongside new appraisal and capability procedures. The government claims they are simpler and more transparent. Former headteacher Brian Rossiter takes a look at how schools should be adopting them.


Five questions for your NQT mentor

6 September 2012

Every NQT will find September a challenging time, that is why you will have a mentor. Margaret Adams looks at what you should be asking them.

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