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Newly qualified struggling to find work in Scotland

21 June 2012

Teaching in Scotland is becoming an increasingly "casualised" profession, unions have warned, after a survey by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) showed only a quarter of newly qualified respondents had found full-time permanent posts six t









Support for RE's curriculum place

14 June 2012

Campaigners fighting to ensure the place of religious education in our schools have said that six in 10 young people see the subject as beneficial.



European project creates free teaching resources

14 June 2012

Universities and industry need to collaborate more closely with schools to engage pupils and encourage the next generation of engineers and other key professionals, according to researchers at the University of Leicester.






Let's not end up like England, says union leader

14 June 2012

The new leader of Scotland's biggest teaching union has urged members to fight for successful implementation of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) or risk "someone else's version" and an English-style erosion of local authority control.


Is Wales about to axe GCSEs and A levels?

14 June 2012

A teaching union has raised fears that Wales could create an "isolated" exam system as a consultation begins which could see GCSEs and A levels scrapped.




'Veil of secrecy' of free school's approval

14 June 2012

Campaigners and teachers' leaders have called into question the procedures used by ministers to approve new free schools, after a bid in Suffolk was given the go-ahead despite local opposition from parents, headteachers and politicians.


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