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Scottish teaching salaries fal...

Sep 12, 2018 by

THE salaries of Scottish teachers have declined in comparison to their international colleagues, according to new figures. A major...

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Parents attack cuts plan to ch...

Jul 31, 2018 by

  PARENTS have attacked plans for schools to introduce a four-and-a-half day week for pupils as part of moves to save money. Connect,...

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Roma pupils ‘hiding nati...

Jun 22, 2018 by

RACIST bullying of Eastern European pupils in Scotland has escalated since Brexit with victims hiding their nationality, researchers...

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Schools in Finland set to lear...

Jun 18, 2018 by

Andrew Denholm – IT HAS been easily the most controversial innovation in Scottish education over the past decade. Critics of...

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Primary teachers ‘losing...

Jun 15, 2018 by

PRIMARY teachers are losing around two weeks-worth of classroom time trying to oversee new tests for five-year-olds, it has been...

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Teachers attack blanket testin...

Jun 7, 2018 by

TEACHERS are being ordered to test all primary pupils in their class at the same time against guidelines, it has been claimed....

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Families being ‘routinely char...

Apr 19, 2018 by

PARENTS are increasingly being charged for basic materials in school subjects such as art, drama and home economics, experts have...

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Rushing plans to give headteac...

Apr 3, 2018 by

GIVING more power to headteachers could be “disastrous” if the scheme is rushed without proper planning, an academic has...

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Scottish Government in talks w...

Mar 13, 2018 by

PHIL MILLER – THE Scottish Government is to explore “all available options” to keep Scottish Youth Theatre running....

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Parents encouraged to let thei...

Feb 24, 2018 by

Andrew Denholm – CHILDREN like nothing more than playing in the mud, climbing trees and exploring the great outdoors. But in...

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Swinney shocked by crimewave o...

Feb 18, 2018 by

JOHN Swinney has told of his shock about the epidemic of boys secretly taking illegal sexual pictures of women teachers and girls...

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Separating boys and girls in s...

Feb 14, 2018 by

Rosemary Goring – LIKE many girls in my year, I approached maths and the science labs with something close to dread. When it...

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Time to ban phones in schools:...

Feb 11, 2018 by

SENIOR MSPs want the Scottish Parliament to investigate banning the use of mobile phones in schools as the only way to tackle the...

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Workload, stress and pay blame...

Jan 13, 2018 by

SCHOOLS have faced an exodus of their most experienced teachers over the past seven years at a time of unprecedented upheaval in the...

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Record numbers taking unauthor...

Jan 2, 2018 by

ALMOST one million school days were lost last year in Scotland because pupils took unauthorised holidays – the highest figures...

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End of Auld Lang Syne? Anthem ...

Dec 28, 2017 by

THE future of Auld Lang Syne being sung at the turn of the New Year has been thrown into doubt, with just three per cent of people in...

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Statistics on pupils’ skills ‘...

Dec 11, 2017 by

Andrew Denholm – THE national performance of Scotland’s primary pupils in literacy and numeracy cannot currently be measured in...

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Scots youth football chiefs ha...

Dec 1, 2017 by

SCOTTISH youth football chiefs had until recently no oversight of child protection issues according to a new review that also...

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Fast-track teaching scheme con...

Oct 28, 2017 by

Universities say plan backs idea of middle-class ‘saviours’ helping deprived pupils A CONTROVERSIAL fast-track teaching scheme...

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Glasgow’s private school...

Oct 15, 2017 by

Paul Hutcheon – PRIVATE schools in Glasgow have received around £5.7 million in “charitable” tax breaks at the same time as...

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