Scottish Education

Scottish Education

10 words you’ll only know if you went to school in Scotland

No matter what age you are, if you attended school in Scotland you’re guaranteed to be familiar with these Scottish slang terms.

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Ramsay McGhee, depute grand master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. Photograph: Graham Hunter

Masons turn to students in bid to boost membership

For more than four centuries, its ways have been shrouded in secrecy, known only to a band of brothers which has included no fewer than five monarchs and the likes of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.

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Pupils in Scottish schools are routinely challenging the authority of teachers.

Low level disruption – the new ‘norm’ blighting our schools

“Low level bad behaviour” has become the norm in many secondary schools across Scotland, the leader of one of the country’s teaching unions has warned.

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Teacher training places will be offered to college students.

Students used to ‘solve’ teaching crisis in Scotland

Scottish Universities are to target college students to tackle Scotland’s teacher shortage crisis.

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College students could be offered teacher training places to tackle Scotland's teacher recruitment shortage. PICTURE:  JANE BARLOW

College students could “solve” teacher shortage crisis

Scottish Universities are to target college students to fill Scotland’s teacher shortage crisis.

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Pupils have been ordered to stay indoors at Oxgangs Primary School.

Pupils at Oxgangs ordered to ‘stay indoors’ after roof damaged

STAFF and pupils at a privately-built primary school hit by a wall collapse two years ago were today ordered to stay indoors after wind damaged the roof.

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Abertay's computer games design course is highly rated

Abertay ranked best in Europe for computer games design

A computer games course at a Scottish university has been named the best in Europe for the fourth year in a row in an annual college admissions survey.

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More than two in five Scots girls use toilet roll because they cannot afford sanitary products, a survey has found

Girls using toilet roll because they ‘can’t afford’ tampons, pads

More than two fifths of girls have used toilet roll to manage their period because they could not afford sanitary products, a new survey has found.

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Study participants who were living in poverty were more than twice as likely to experience complicated grief than those who were better off. Picture: PA

Scots living in poverty ‘twice as likely’ to experience complicated grief

Having bereavement counselling to cope with grief improves wellbeing in adults, a new study has found.

Communities secretary Sajid Javid

Minister says 777,000 people settled in UK ‘do not speak English’

Some 770,000 people settled in the UK do not speak English, Sajid Javid said as he defended the UK Government’s proposals to encourage social integration.


Ex-Catalonia government minister moves to Scotland amid Spanish probe

A fugitive former member of Catalonia’s regional government said she has moved to Scotland from Belgium, where she had fled from a Spanish court investigation into a secession plot.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney. Picture: PA

Scottish education reforms branded John Swinney’s ‘power grab’

Scottish Government education reforms have been branded an “educational power grab” led by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

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Donaldson's deaf school in West Lothian

Scotland’s deaf school disappointed at inquiry decision

Leaders at Scotland’s deaf school have said they are “surprised” and “disappointed” after hearing that a former principal, accused of failing to act on a sex attack warning, has been allowed to remain on the teaching register.

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Labour's Johann Lamont

Capped Scotland places ‘make university access harder’

Scottish students find it “more difficult” to get into some university courses than a decade ago, an MSP has claimed.

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Queensferry High. Picture: Google

School recruitment crisis sees history teacher supervising computing class

A SCHOOL has drafted in a history teacher to supervise computing classes after being unable to recruit a new computing sciences expert, MSPs have been told.

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Queensferry High School, South Queensferry, Picture: Google

History teacher covering computing lessons amid recruitment ‘challenges’

A SCHOOL has had to draft in a history teacher to supervise computing classes as it has so far been unable to recruit a new computing sciences expert, MSPs have been told.

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Edinburgh University's Old College building. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh University lecture recordings used against strikes

A teaching union has accused Edinburgh University of preparing to use old recordings of lectures to break the ongoing strike over pensions.

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The snow brought much of Scotland to a standstill last week.

Transport ‘returning to normal’ but some schools remain shut following cold snap

Transport services in Scotland have been returning to near-normal operations at the start of the working week, although the impact of last week’s extreme snowfall is continuing to hit some schools.

Finlay Johnston,8 and Molly Walsh, 8, help out with the snow clearing party at Trinity Primary School, Edinburgh. Picture: SWNS

In full: Which schools in Scotland are open after snow?

Most schools across Scotland are set to reopen today as infrastructure gets back on track following the extreme cold snap.

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Parents, teachers and the local community of Larbert in Scotland begin clearing the grounds of Kinnaird Primary School, as the cold weather continues around the country. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Parents and teachers join to clear school of snow so it can open

Parents and teachers have grouped together to clear snow from schools in an effort to ensure children can return to classes on Monday.

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