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Scotland school exam reforms delayed

Scotland’s education and skills minister, Jenny Gilruth, has postponed exam reform until the new year. In a speech delivered to the Scottish Parliament, Gilruth announced delays in the highly anticipated…

UNISON Scotland school staff to strike

School support staff who are members of UNISON Scotland, will take strike action for three days next week. UNISON Scotland is the largest trade union representing council workers, including cleaners,…

Teacher Strikes: A Headteacher’s Perspective

In January, the NEU (National Education Union) announced dates for teacher strikes across England. The strikes come as a response to cuts in teacher salaries, excessive workload, and lack of…

Instagram account shines light on institutional rape culture

TW: rape, sexual assault Following the murder of Sarah Everard, the online platform Everyone’s Invited has seen a surge in testimonies of sexual assault linked to schools and universities across…

Rhyme of the Times: state of poetry in schools

Poetry is not dying with a ‘dying fall’ as the poet TS Elliot might have said, and as Edinburgh academics certainly say, even though it’s been downgraded to ‘optional’ in…

Pupils must return to schools when it is safe, no earlier

On Wednesday 27th January, Boris Johnson made the announcement that in-person teaching in English schools would not resume until at least 8 March. An announcement which likely came much to…

Delayed return for schools as Sturgeon announces lockdown extension

On Tuesday afternoon, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced to MSPs the continuation of lockdown restrictions until at least the middle of February, delaying the return to in-school teaching for schoolchildren…

Scotland enters lockdown from midnight

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that from midnight tonight, Scotland will enter a lockdown similar to March 2020, with all school shut until 1st February. Amidst a steep rise in infection…