Crucial support for bereaved pupils, a social action campaign, STEM support for students and a new teacher recruitment charity are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for December 1, 2016

The #iwill campaign is encouraging schools to embrace social action with their students, including campaigning, fundraising and volunteering. Research shows that 40 per cent of 10 to 20-year-olds have taken part in meaningful social action and #iwill wants to increase that figure, especially among disadvantaged young people. #iwill is being led by the social action charity Step Up To Serve and the campaign’s education website offers best practice examples. Visit:

We should no longer think about the “career ladder”, but prepare students for the “career web” instead, new research has concluded. The study from Barclays’ LifeSkills programme includes data showing that 18 to 24-year-olds have already moved three times on average during their working career, the same as the national average across all ages.

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