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Schools spending £43.5m a year to meet basic needs

7 May 2015

Two in five schools say that they “frequently” have to provide food for pupils who come to class hungry. Schools are also buying items of uniform, other equipment and even basic items of clothing, such as underwear, for disadvantaged pupils


At a glance headlines: Thursday, May 7

7 May 2015

'Outsourcing' homework, 'connected schools' and the launch of the 2015 Education Games are among the at a glance headlines for SecEd on Thursday, May 7


Literacy decline over past three years

7 May 2015

Scotland’s education minister Angela Constance has promised to step up efforts to improve pupils’ literacy after a national survey found levels had fallen in the last three years.



Programme helps schools to support young carers

7 May 2015

A programme offering schools guidance, practical tools and training to support students who have caring responsibilities has been officially launched following a successful pilot.



Should Ofsted be abolished?

7 May 2015

There is a growing view among teachers and leaders that school inspections are unfair, stressful and adversarial. Lucie Mitchell examines what the future holds for Ofsted and asks whether there is a better way?


Key employment skills linked to volunteering

7 May 2015

Young job applicants who have voluntary experience through schemes such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s, are more likely to demonstrate the employability skills that businesses are after, a poll has suggested.






At a glance headlines: April 30, 2015

30 April 2015

The importance of 'academic buoyancy, a new water challenge project, and a competition to design a school are among the SecEd at a glance headlines for April 30, 2015.







'Cells' inspire talented young poets

30 April 2015

“The future of literature is in good hands with poets like these around.” Those were the words of poet Peter McDonald, one of the judges of the 2015 Christopher Tower Poetry Prize, an annual award to encourage aspiring poets aged 16 to 18.



Call for more use of Scots language in classrooms

30 April 2015

More use of the Scots language in lessons could not only help pupils understand their culture better but also improve literacy and general learning, according to a report by Education Scotland.




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