Scottish Education

Scottish Education

Jane Bradley: Toxic plastic waste is returning from sea to poison us

Wet wipes, straws and ‘mermaids’ tears’: Jane Bradley on the marine plastic epidemic that’s poisoning our food.

Opinion
Scotland faces severe accommodation shortage for university students on campus

Scotland faces severe accommodation shortage for university students on campus

Scotland has a “clear problem” with providing accommodation for university students on campus, an MSP has claimed.

Politics
Two-thirds of Scottish teachers do not get ‘sufficient’ mental health training

Two-thirds of Scottish teachers do not get ‘sufficient’ mental health training

Two-thirds of teachers in Scotland do not feel they have received sufficient training in mental health according to the findings of a survey carried out by a leading charity.

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Heavy snow causes closure of all schools in Scottish borders

All schools have been closed in the Scottish Borders on Wednesday after heavy snow overnight.

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The boy was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Picture: Donald Thomas

Boy, 11, hurt after wall section collapses at primary school

An 11-year-old boy has been injured after part of a school playground wall fell off.

Aberdeen & North East
The S3 pupils during their lesson. Picture: Facebook

Scottish high school sparks debate over pheasant-butchering lesson

A teacher at a Scottish school has sparked fierce debate among parents after getting children in the class to prepare pheasants for eating.

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Thomas Sutherland and Emily Martin with a model  helicopter, designed as part of a new work placement scheme at Leonardo MW in Edinburgh. Photograph: Alistair Linford

Apprentices at defence giant give Scottish pupils a workplace wow factor

The first day in a work placement can be a terrifying prospect for Scotland’s secondary school pupils, facing a whole week surrounded by adults, hoping it will not be spent making the tea.

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Third year maths university student to help out while school attempts to fill two vacancies.

Canadian teacher at Scottish school has visa fast-tracked

A Canadian teacher forced to leave the UK and her teaching job in Scotland due to visa issues will be back in the school next month.

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Scots schools sends unruly pupils back to primaries as punishment

Unruly pupils who forced education bosses to call in the police have been sent back to primary schools for work experience as punishment.

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The number of students taking a computer science course in Scotland rose by nine per cent compared to 2015-16. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Rising number of Scots studying for full-time degrees

The number of Scots beginning a full-time first degree course has risen by 12 per cent in the last decade, new figures have revealed.

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Ruth Davidson: Time to end the chaos in the classroom

Curriculum for Excellence needs to be rebalanced to focus on learning, writes Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson.

Opinion 63

Time to ‘reset’ curriculum for excellence, say Scots Tories

The curriculum for excellence (CfE) determining what pupils study, needs ‘reset’, Scottish Conservatives say.

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Teachers generally, and maths teachers in particular, are in short supply in Scotland. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Experienced maths teacher in England ‘told to retrain’ for Scots job

A secondary maths teacher who has worked in schools south of the border for decades has told how she has been stopped from taking a job in the shortage subject in Scotland due to regulations put in place by the national teaching body.

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A refugee child beside one of the charging units. Photograph: R Leask/University of Edinburgh/PA

Medal awarded to creators of refugees’ solar charger

Students from Edinburgh University who created a solar charger to allow refugees to charge their mobile phones have been awarded the institution’s prestigious Principal’s Medal for their work, as they prepare to roll out the technology across more camps in Europe – and into communities in Africa.

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Scottish teachers threaten strike action to win pay rise

A union has threatened industrial action in schools unless teachers’ pay is substantially improved this year.

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Education ‘crisis’ as Scottish school forced to advertise six times for new teacher

A high school has advertised six times for an English teacher, prompting fresh claims the government is presiding over a “crisis” in education.

Politics 17
The Liberal Democrats said 2,275 teaching posts had been readvertised in the last three years

Councils readvertise teaching jobs as thousands of posts not filled

Thousands of teaching vacancies have not been filled in recent years with councils forced to readvertise posts, it has emerged.

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The Edinburgh establishment has been named amongst 10 of Britains most beautiful universities. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Edinburgh named in top 10 most beautiful universities in the UK

The University of Edinburgh has been named as one of the UK’s most beautiful universities by a respected industry journal.

News 6

Staff driving education reform don’t believe they can deliver

A major overhaul of Scottish education to improve standards has been thrown into doubt after staff at the national body driving the reforms passed a damning indictment on its ability to deliver change.

Politics 152
The humanoid robot named 'Valkyrie' designed by NASA. Picture: Getty

From conversational platforms to IoT: Six tech trends to look out for in 2018

The Bayes Centre is a hub designed to foster data-driven innovation within and beyond the University of 
Edinburgh. Its new purpose-built home is due to open in mid-2018.

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