A quarter of pupils face prejudice-based bullying

By Lindsay Duncan A report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has shown the level of prejudice-based bullying in Scottish secondary schools. The research, conducted by LGBT Youth Scotland and respectme, spoke to 1,250 pupils and 330 teachers throughout Scotland. The research uncovered that one in four pupils were

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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,

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“It’s important that our pupils are informed citizens”

Teacher Mary Penderleith, of Hazlehead Primary School in Aberdeen, shares her summer experience of teaching and mentoring in Rwanda with the Wood Foundation’s Global Learning Partnerships programme I’d always wanted to teach abroad. Global Learning Partnerships offered the chance to go abroad for a period of time and it was in the summer holidays. Rwanda is

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Learning languages

With the introduction of the Scottish Government’s ‘1+2 approach’ to language learning from primary one, the spotlight is back on languages in school – but as it’s no longer compulsory for students to take a language in secondary, how are schools encouraging pupils to keep going with French, Spanish, Gaelic

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Real life: “Love was my catalyst for teaching abroad”

Ian Robertson is a mathematics teacher from Glasgow. He has just started his second year of teaching at Harrow International School in Beijing. Here, Ian talks about his experiences teaching internationally and what led him to Beijing… I’d often thought about teaching internationally. I taught mathematics at a secondary school

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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

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