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November GCSE exams: Helping students to handle the pressure

Given the uncertainty that students have faced this summer, those who have decided to sit some of their GCSEs in November might be feeling more anxiety than usual. We offer some expert advice to help young people handle the pressure and boost their exam outcomes. Emma Lee-Potter explains


One month in: Supporting vulnerable students this term and beyond

Covid-19 lockdown has badly affected the learning of some of our most vulnerable students – not least looked after children and those with SEN. Matt Bromley speaks to three experts about the challenges these students now face and how we can support their learning this term and beyond



The SecEd Podcast: Digital and employability skills

What digital skills do students need for the future and how can the study of computer science help? In this episode of The SecEd Podcast – produced in partnership with Pearson – we explore the role schools can play in teaching the digital and employability skills.


Supplement: Teaching the skills for a digital future

What are the digital skills that today’s young people need to thrive in the future? This supplement considers how the new Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science can prepare students for the modern world





Research Insights 2020: Evidence-based best practice

SecEd's Research Insights articles, published in conjunction with the NFER, offer in-depth, evidence based advice, guidance and best practice covering a wide range of areas relevant to secondary school leadership, teaching and education. You can download the latest articles for free here.


Research Insights 2019: Evidence-based best practice

SecEd's Research Insights articles, published in conjunction with the NFER, offer in-depth, evidence based advice, guidance and best practice covering a wide range of areas relevant to secondary school leadership, teaching and education. You can download the latest articles for free here.


Get your pupils ready to learn with Rombi

The innovative wooden blocks of the Rombi puzzle help to sharpen minds and alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety – thus getting pupils ready to learn. Emma Lee-Potter discovers an innovation 20 years in the making...




Why natural learning environments matter

With increasing prevalence of mental health problems and concern over other issues such as myopia, the case for creating more natural learning environments and taking learning outside has never been stronger. Dorothy Lepkowska takes a look


Workload: Getting marking and data under control

High workload continues to have a negative impact on teacher wellbeing and retention. Dorothy Lepkowska speaks to education union Voice about the key challenges and how schools can reduce the marking and data burden for staff


Monitoring: Keeping up-to-speed

The risks and threats to student wellbeing and safety are changing all the time, including the vocabulary associated with those risks. Chris Parr speaks to one digital monitoring company about how they keep up


Guide To: Meeting your career duties

SecEd’s Guide To meeting your statutory careers guidance duties looks as the requirements schools must fulfill when it comes to careers education, information, advice and guidance.



Research Insights 2018: Evidence-based best practice

SecEd's Research Insights articles, published in conjunction with the NFER, offer in-depth, evidence based advice, guidance and best practice covering a wide range of areas relevant to secondary school leadership, teaching and education. You can download the articles published in 2018 for free here.


Keeping Children Safe in Education

Keeping Children Safe in Education, the statutory safeguarding guidance for schools, has been updated. Chris Parr looks at some of the key changes and requirements for schools


Guide To: GDPR

SecEd's latest Guide To focuses on GDPR and aims to help schools self-evaluation and review their provision to ensure they are meeting statutory requirements.



Research Insights 2017: Evidence-based best practice

SecEd's Research Insights articles, published in conjunction with the NFER, offer in-depth, evidence based advice, guidance and best practice covering a wide range of areas relevant to secondary school leadership, teaching and education. You can download the articles published during 2017 for free ...


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