Educating young people about counter-terrorism

25 November 2014

Counter-terrorism Awareness Week is taking place from Monday 24 November 2014 and, among a whole range of activities nationwide, will involve police officers visiting schools, colleges and universities to raise awareness about terrorism.

More schools should offer exchanges

20 November 2014

The British Council wants schools to revive overseas exchange trips, to encourage more pupils to study foreign languages and, at the same time, gain international experience.

Government guidance against online abuse of teachers

19 November 2014

To coincide with Anti-Bullying Week 2014, the Government has published new guidance aiming to show teachers how to protect themselves from cyberbullying, sending the message that school staff deserve to be protected as much as pupils.

New Children’s Commissioner announced

14 November 2014

Anne Longfield OBE has been announced as the next Children’s Commissioner for England. She will take up the post on 1 March 2015, replacing Maggie Atkinson who has been in post since 2010.

More special needs exam concessions

14 November 2014

Exams regulator Ofqual is to investigate last year’s 10% rise in requests from schools for special arrangements for candidates at GCSE and A-level, such as extra time, a reader or scribe, coloured exam papers or a sign language interpreter.

More and more schools commit to the Living Wage

14 November 2014

Earlier this month, Living Wage Week was marked by a big increase in the number of employers committed to paying the Wage, which has just increased by 20p to £7.85 (outside London).

Consultation on new religious studies GCSE

13 November 2014

A new religious studies (RS) GCSE been published for consultation as part of proposals for a more academically rigorous exam approved by all the major churches and faith groups to ensure that pupils develop a broader understanding of religious beliefs.