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Careers Wales cuts could pile pressure on teachers

15 November 2012

Teachers could be put under extra pressure to fill gaps left by cuts to the careers service in Wales, unions have warned. Unison says it is writing to schools to warn them of the possible impact of cuts to the advisory service Careers Wales.




F1 ace salutes school's STEM champs

15 November 2012

A physics assignment to design energy-efficient packaging for a fizzy drink led to a group of Surrey school girls getting the chance to meet Formula 1 ace Jenson Button.





Exams watchdog questions quality of textbooks

13 November 2012

Qualification textbooks are too focused on exam preparation at the expense of subject content, Ofqual has said. The exams watchdog has publishing its initial findings after investigating potential conflicts of interests between awarding bodies and the tex









Churchill archives give students an insight into tumultuous times

8 November 2012

Sir Winston Churchill is regarded as one of the greatest orators of the 20th century. And now a new initiative means that schools, universities and libraries will be able to view his entire archive of speech drafts, letters and papers online for the first



Awards honour teaching's stars

7 November 2012

Three secondary school professionals are among this year's Teaching Award winners. Lorraine Stobie, the headteacher of an all-age special school, teaching assistant David Bonnington, and new teacher Dr Elizabeth Bailey were honoured at the national finals




GCSE grading campaigners launch bid for justice at High court

5 November 2012

While arguments rage over who is to blame for the GCSE debacle, the alliance of students, local authorities and schools has lodged legal papers at the High Court and is waiting to hear if it will be granted a judicial review in its fight to secure a regra


The new Ofsted Inspection Framework

1 November 2012

The sixth SecEd Guide To focuses on the early lessons schools can learn from the first months of the new Ofsted inspection regime. Produced with support from the Association of School and College Leaders, the Guide looks at the latest changes to the framework from September 2012. We hear from ...

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