British children facing handwriting crisis

Recent national newspaper reports have stated that children are starting school without the hand strength to use a pencil due to an increasing use of technology from a young age. This follows reports over the last few years that children of senior school age are struggling with poor handwriting, which has a knock-on effect on their exam results due to […]

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National 5 revision tips with Leckie & Leckie

Exams are always stressful – but this year’s students have the added challenge of being the first to sit the new format National 5, which places more emphasis on the final exam and less on individual unit assessments throughout the year. This means nailing those revision and exam techniques has never been more important! So how can you help your teenager […]

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Learn Gaelic in the classroom with Go!Gaelic

Go!Gaelic is a great way to learn Gaelic in the classroom. Go!Gaelic is a vast online suite of sequenced resources designed to support teachers and created by Stòrlann Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig, the Gaelic educational resources organisation based in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis but with a responsibility to schools teaching Gaelic all over Scotland. Go!Gaelic does not aim to […]

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Schools failing young carers, report finds

Schools across the UK are failing children and young people with caring responsibilities, according to new research from Barnardo’s. A YouGov poll found that 40% of teachers were not confident that they would be able to identify a young carer in their class – and as a result, many young people caring for loved ones are going under the radar […]

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Free courses to help students with future plans

UCAS has launched two useful new courses to help students, and the people who advise them, when it comes to making decisions on life after high school. There are more options open to young people than ever before, so deciding what the future holds can be tricky. UCAS’ two courses are designed to highlight the options open to learners, and […]

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