Teachers still held back by ‘red tape’

A new report from the Curriculum for Excellence Working Group on Tackling Bureaucracy in schools has shown that Scotland’s teaching staff are still being held back by ‘pointless’ red tape from assessment, self-evaluation and planning relating to CfE. A follow-up from the November 2013 initial report from the Working Group, made up of a range of teaching unions and education […]

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Teacher numbers protected

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that teacher’s jobs in Scottish schools next year are protected as all 32 councils have signed a deal ensuring their current numbers of teachers will not drop. Many have welcomed the new deal to provide the proper number and best quality of teaching in Scotland’s schools hoping it will result in maintaining the highest quality […]

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Advanced Highers under threat in Scots schools

Scottish Schools are considering dropping their Advanced Higher courses altogether due to the vast amount of workload they add for teachers and pupils. Forty-five percent of schools have decided to delay going through with the new Higher exam, which was introduced last August, sticking to the old-style Higher instead. Teaching unions, such as EIS, have suggested that the new Advanced Higher […]

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