Scottish Labour Call to Scrap Controversial P1 Testing

By Erin Kearns Scottish Labour have lodged a parliamentary motion at Holyrood calling for the standardised National testing of Primary 1 pupils to be abolished. East Lothian MSP, Iain Gray, pictured above, will table a motion calling for the standardised national testing to be scrapped for the young pupils after feedback from teachers claims that their Primary 1 pupils have been left shaking, crying and … Continue reading Scottish Labour Call to Scrap Controversial P1 Testing

BUDGET 2017: £28 million to aid in the Grenfell Tower aftermath

By Tom Mackinnon CHANCELLOR Phillip Hammond has made an additional £28m funding available to help the Grenfell are and victims in todays budget. The Chancellor tweeted: “We will provide Kensington and Chelsea Council with a further £28m for mental health services, regeneration support for the surrounding areas and a new community space for the Grenfell United”. Kensington and Chelsea Council will receive the funding from … Continue reading BUDGET 2017: £28 million to aid in the Grenfell Tower aftermath

Report suggests students need a guaranteed income of £8000 per year

By Selina McLean The Scottish Government have commissioned a report looking into student finance in a bid to close the attainment gap and make further and higher education more accessible to a wider range of people. It is recommended that students receive a minimum income of £8,100 and means-tested funded is changed to accommodate students that don’t receive subsidised payments from their household incomes as … Continue reading Report suggests students need a guaranteed income of £8000 per year

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale to enter the I’m A Celebrity… jungle

By Selina McLean The choice for Kezia Dugdale to enter the I’m a Celebrity jungle has caused a split not only between the Labour Party but also between UWS Newsroom followers. On our online poll we asked if Kezia Dugdale should enter the jungle: With a nearly 50/50 split, the real question is, are people really concerned with the decision of a politician that’s no … Continue reading Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale to enter the I’m A Celebrity… jungle

Sturgeon Vs May

Callum Kerr   Six months of a political stalemate comes to its natural conclusion today as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Their first encounter since March, the two have plenty to ramble over- with brexit negotiations, a snap election and a scattering of sexual harassment cases all at the fore.   SNP councillor for Prestwick Ian Cochrane and Conservative … Continue reading Sturgeon Vs May

New report suggests that 60% of football fans believe they could lose interest in the sport

By Chris Macmillan The findings of the first independent research into Scottish football governance were revealed this afternoon at Firhill, home of Partick Thistle Football Club. More than 16,000 fans, players, officials and stakeholders from clubs across the Scottish footballing pyramid responded to the survey, that was compiled by the Scottish Football Supporters Association and leading German sports academics, Professor Dr. Axel Faix and Dr. … Continue reading New report suggests that 60% of football fans believe they could lose interest in the sport

Fast-track training scheme is not the answer for teaching shortages in Scotland

By Chris Doyle A controversial fast-track scheme for training teachers in Scotland is not the answer to the shortage of teachers according to former South Lanarkshire Director of education, Larry Forde. The two-year training course, with a six-week condensed course in the summer, sees graduates paid as unqualified members of staff in year one and as a qualified teacher with a salary of £22,917 in … Continue reading Fast-track training scheme is not the answer for teaching shortages in Scotland