Complaints against teachers down in Scotland

2 November 2016

Formal complaints about Scottish teachers almost halved overall in 2015/16 compared with the year before, although parents have lodged more, according to figures from the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

Opportunity Areas target high employer engagement

12 October 2016

Students in schools within the new “Opportunity Areas” are to receive at least four encounters with employers during their secondary education as part of the government’s plan to drive up social mobility.

Making Shakespeare relevant for today’s young people

12 October 2016

From streaming live plays to classrooms to apps explaining Shakespeare’s use of language, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is bringing the Bard’s work alive for children and young people of all ages.

Students' attitudes to school revealed

12 October 2016

A study based on data from 32,000 students has sought to shed light on their attitudes to education, school and self. Greg Watson looks at the findings

The challenge of exam Access Arrangements

5 October 2016

Research into the increasing use of Access Arrangements in exam centres across the country has shed light on the challenges facing exam officers. Andrew Harland presents and analyses the findings

Schools urged to teach the ‘practicalities of student finance’

5 October 2016

As sixth formers work on their UCAS applications this term, the financial practicalities of going to university may seem a long way off. But consumer champion Martin Lewis has called on schools to make sure their students are clued up about university costs.

Minister’s pledge after psychologist numbers fall

5 October 2016

Scottish education secretary John Swinney has promised to look at the shortage of psychologists working with additional support needs (ASN) pupils, after new figures showed a sharp drop in applications to pursue the training at universities.

First aid training on the increase

5 October 2016

A growing number of secondary pupils are learning how to save lives.More than 140,000 young people received first aid training in school from St John Ambulance last year, while thousands more used the charity’s free educational resources to further their knowledge.

Incidents of racism in schools up post-Brexit

28 September 2016

The number of racist incidents in Welsh schools has “increased dramatically” since the Brexit referendum result, with racist language being used by children as young as eight, according to a leading anti-racism charity.

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