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At the chalkface: Statistics

27 April 2016

Forty-three per cent of teachers plan to leave in the next five years and early retirement will increase. Good riddance. I was teaching at 100. Some of my best friends are posthumous and they’re ...

You have left us little choice, Nicky Morgan

20 April 2016

Education secretary Nicky Morgan took on the teacher trade unions during the Easter conference season, but her ‘call to arms’ only served to show us exactly what this government thinks the role of ...

Tackling the teacher recruitment crisis

24 February 2016

We face a situation where teacher burn-out is becoming an accepted part of education. Chris Keates calls for action in a bid to tackle teacher workload and stem the recruitment crisis

The DfE's obsession with ED Hirsch

30 September 2015

Have we redesigned our entire national curriculum simply because one man read a book in 2005? SecEd editor Pete Henshaw on the Department for Education’s obsession with Professor ED Hirsch

Is there a recruitment crisis?

24 August 2015

Following reports of the recruitment and retention crisis in England, Julian Stanley asks if there is a problem in Scotland too

A message to the secretary of state…

14 May 2015

A week after the election, Stephen Tierney offers his reflections, considers what is ahead, and gives returning education secretary Nicky Morgan some ‘quick wins’

What are your leadership ambitions?

19 March 2015

A lot is said about the teacher recruitment crisis and the difficulty in finding school leaders – but what about the essential middle tier? Louis Coiffait explains

A careers advice resurgence?

15 January 2015

Careers advice could be coming in from the cold, but the government must tread carefully, says Russell Hobby. He offers ministers his advice.

CPD: A matter for the profession

13 November 2014

If teachers do not take the lead on their own professional development, then we deserve all the political interference we get, warns Russell Hobby.

We must teach our students the rules of the game

9 October 2014

The new term has seen yet more complaints that our young people are not prepared for work and too often misbehave in school. Professor Mick Waters considers the merits of these claims.

NQT Diary: Fixed and fierce!

25 September 2014

Having observed some of her colleagues’ lessons, our NQT diarist has found some areas for improvement, but also some areas where things are going very well.

Handling the challenges of being an NQT

25 September 2014

Julian Stanley shares a story of an NQT who had a challenging first two years in teaching and offers some survival advice to new teachers.

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