“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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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,

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A different take on Shakespeare

He’s a staple of any English or drama classroom, but unfortunately he’s not always popular with pupils. We look at one way in which you can capture the imaginations of your young charges with a few different takes on some Shakespeare classics… The works of William Shakespeare aren’t always easy

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