Social media sites harming young people’s mental health

Four of the five most popular social media sites are having a negative impact on young people’s mental health, according to new research. Photo sharing platform Instagram has proven to be the most damaging, according to research from the Royal Society for Public Health and the Young Health Movement. The survey

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Exam season is underway

This week, exam season kicked off in Scotland, with more than 127,000 Scots readying themselves to sit the papers that could define their futures. SQA-regulated exams will be sat at 470 schools and colleges nationwide over the next four and a half weeks, at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher

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A quarter of newly-qualified teachers leave profession after one year

New data has shown that one in four NQTs in Scotland “disappear” from the profession after completing their probationary year. 630 out of 2,699 probationers in 2015 didn’t go on to work as fully qualified teachers. Experts have suggested that many after taking their skills and qualifications to work abroad. However, Seamus

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Support staff feeling ‘undervalued and stressed’

Research from trade union UNISON has found that Scots school support staff are feeling ‘exhausted, undervalued and stressed’ in their work – and they’re struggling to maintain standards because of cuts. The survey collected almost 900 responses from staff working in schools last September, including janitors, librarians, clerical staff, technicians

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