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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.

Handling the pressure

28 August 2014

As the new term gets fully underway, Julian Stanley looks at the pressures facing Scottish teachers this year, not least in handling the ongoing curriculum and exam changes.

Turbulent times for teacher training

8 May 2014

Too rapid an expansion of 'on the job' teacher training schemes could damage teacher supply, argues James Noble Rogers. Nonetheless, he says, universities are working to support school-led training ...

Mental health

1 May 2014

You must make a “wider contribution to school life”. Eh? When? Like what? Like weeding the school garden, pruning some roses, driving the minibus, painting the foyer, cleaning the toilets or ...

Tales from the 1960s chalkface

6 February 2014

When Susan Elkin was 21 she went to work in a scandalously challenging boys’ school in Deptford – one of the first women on the staff. In an extract from her new book, she tells her often horrifying, ...

NQT Special: Defending the rights of NQTs

28 November 2013

Are you receiving all the support that you are legally entitled to as an NQT? As part of SecEd's NQT special edition, Chris Keates details the provisions you should be benefiting from and takes a ...

Student-debt free by the age of 39

10 October 2013

Our NQT diarist discovers four things that you might not know about your student loan – and realises just how long it is going to take her to repay hers.

Gareth Bale vs Mr Bale

26 September 2013

Julian Stanley imagines a world where teachers are treated like footballers, with massive salaries, transfer windows and specialist support teams.

A supply teachers’ charter

5 September 2013

Supply teachers must have better recognition and rights. Dr Mary Bousted argues for a supply teachers’ charter.

Avoiding the common pitfalls of social media

4 July 2013

Social media can offer students the chance to get ahead in their education and careers – but Karen Sullivan looks at how schools must ensure teenagers avoid the common pitfalls of this new technology.

The power of teachers as coaches

20 June 2013

Phil Parker looks at how schools can develop an effective coaching programme as part of a whole-school approach to teachers' CPD.

Michael Gove's inglorious revolution

9 May 2013

A shortfall in school places and chaos in the teacher training system are just two signs of the disastrous impact of government policy, says Dr Mary Bousted.

The forgotten support staff

18 April 2013

Despite being crucial to raising standards, some key support staff roles are often overlooked, says Christine Lewis.

Recruiting the perfect teacher

21 February 2013

What do you look for when recruiting staff? How can you tell that a teacher will fit in well? This is just one of the many challenge faced by our headteacher diarist during a tough week.

How we can keep our best teachers

31 January 2013

The fact that Scotland's teachers are sought after the world over means that if we want to hang on to them, then we must work harder to make them feel valued. Alex Wood looks at how this might be ...

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