New uniform guidance, Shakespeare resources, digital creativity, and a new foreign languages campaign are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for October 3, 2013.

The Young Shakespeare Nation scheme is aiming to stage all of the Bard’s plays between now and 2019. The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts want to engage students via free performances streamed into classrooms, online resources, and live theatre. There will also be online teachers’ resources, CPD and a new School Awards. The scheme kicks off on November 15 when Richard II starring David Tennant will be streamed live into classrooms. In February, the production The Taming of the Shrew will tour schools. Visit:

New government guidance has been published for schools looking to “develop or change” their uniform policy. The new document places greater emphasis on securing value for money for parents around school uniforms. It advises against using single supplier contracts and says schools should keep compulsory branded items to a minimum. Parents should also be able to buy items cheaply in supermarkets or other “good value shops”. Visit:

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