Careers advice: The Moments of Choice

14 September 2016

When taking decisions about their futures, young people feel overwhelmed by the choices in front of them. This is a key finding in a new report from the Careers & Enterprise Company. Claudia Harris explains

Widening access report sparks funding concerns

14 September 2016

Scottish universities have pledged to accept students from disadvantaged areas with lower exam results but they admit this will squeeze out some middle class candidates unless overall funding rises.

Olympic dream for assistant head

14 September 2016

Not many assistant heads run 20 miles before school, do a full day’s work, then fit in another run after lessons.

Anger over pregnancy discrimination in schools

7 September 2016

Thousands of women face redundancy or feel forced to leave their jobs when they get pregnant, MPs have warned. What’s more, the problem is twice as bad now than it was 10 years ago – with evidence that teachers are high on the list of those discriminated against. Pete Henshaw reports

At a glance headlines: 8/9/2016

7 September 2016

Free SEN training, Work Experience Week, advice on workload and an update from the College of Teaching are among the SecEd At a glance headlines for Thursday, September 8.

Teachers fight ‘spurious’ use of mobility clause

25 August 2016

Three teachers have started a landmark legal case to contest their forced transfer to other schools, which unions say amounts to an abuse of the so-called mobility clause and could have implications across Scottish classrooms.

EIS decries ‘folly’ of funding reforms for schools

25 August 2016

Flagship plans to reform how Scottish schools are run, including giving headteachers direct responsibility over an extra £100 million, would be “absolute folly”, according to the biggest teaching union.

SNP under fire over attainment gap approach

24 August 2016

Opposition parties have backed the SNP’s renewed commitment to tackling the attainment gap in education but criticised the way Nicola Sturgeon’s government is going about it.

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