Trials of Realistic Mathematics Education

28 February 2018

?A research trial involving 24,000 pupils in 120 schools across England has set out to improve key stage 3 maths education by training teachers to use a different approach – called Realistic Mathematics Education (RME).

Recruitment campaign aims to boost RE teacher numbers

21 February 2018

A severe shortage of religious education teachers will result in pupils being unequipped to understand or challenge the stereotypes that contribute to religious discrimination, supporters of the subject have warned.

Free SecEd download: Evidence-based best practice

21 February 2018

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 from 2017 and 2018 for ...

Questions raised as DBS modernisation plan overuns

7 February 2018

Modernisation of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is running more than three-and-a-half years late and the new DBS update service has not seen the take-up or the cost savings originally anticipated by the Home Office.

Widespread opposition to reforms in Scotland

7 February 2018

Headteachers, parents, the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and local authorities have all been highly critical of planned legislation to change the way schools are run.

New technologies CPD

7 February 2018

?Fujitsu is launching an OCR-backed course to help teachers develop their understanding of a range of new technologies.

Online safety survey launched

31 January 2018

?Schools are being invited to evaluate their pupils’ skills in online safety while also helping to inform wider education policy by signing up to the Pupil Online Safety Survey.

Schools invited to 'borrow the moon'

24 January 2018

?A free programme allowing students to hold a piece of outer space has been revamped and is offering new teaching resources and meteorite samples.

The curriculum and religion

24 January 2018

New research is seeking to understand the processes by which parents withdraw their children from parts of the curriculum for religious reasons.

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