The big results day guide

Tuesday 7 August, 2018. The date you and your pupils have been working towards for months. Finally, it arrives and the results are in. As the nerves and excitement bubble over make sure you ace the big reveal. Across Scotland certificates will be getting delivered or the ping of a phone will have an unread SQA text. The suspense is too much to handle, almost like […]

» Read more

Should Scotland concentrate on teaching Chinese Mandarin?

Most students learn French, German and/or Spanish at high school, but as the Scottish Government moves to create closer ties with China, should we be teaching our pupils Chinese? After all, it’s one of the most widely spoken languages in the world: 1.1 billion currently people speak Mandarin. Melvyn Roffe, principal of George Watson’s College, certainly thinks so. He has […]

» Read more

Developing employability skills with Outward Bound

Outward Bound trips are the highlight of the year filled with adventure and fun. But, the trips to the outdoors also build on students’ employability skills. St Machar Academy in Aberdeen have been coming to The Outward Bound Trust for over ten years, taking groups to centres in Loch Eil in the Scottish Highlands and Ullswater in the Lake District. […]

» Read more

My school days: Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi shot to fame at the end of 2016 after his music was noticed on SoundCloud. One EP, two headline tours, four singles, and over 55,000 Instagram followers later, the 21-year-old still looks back fondly on his school days. He attributes part of his success to his time as a student at St Kentigern’s Academy, or St Kents as […]

» Read more

Summer Escapes

It’s finally the summer holidays and that means no exams, no lesson plans and no marking, just six weeks of peace away from class. But, before you know it, it will be time to head back to work, so why not make the most of your summer holidays and escape for some well-deserved time away? CULTURE TRIP City breaks are […]

» Read more

Making bank: Good personal finance should start in schools

Car loans, student debt, bad credit… When it comes to money there are so many decisions to be made when you reach adulthood. As with everything, what you learn in school could change the direction of your life. As a teacher, money isn’t necessarily a subject you’re well-versed in. But have you thought about setting up a school credit union […]

» Read more
1 2 3 4 9