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

Eradicating Homelessness in Scotland

On World Homeless Day you don’t have to travel far in Scotland to see the problem of homelessness up close.  I spoke to Cody V an eighteen year old from Aberdeen who has come out of the care system and struggled to find accommodation since. Cody’s birthday was last week and she was happy to have been offered a flat in a nice part of … Continue reading Eradicating Homelessness in Scotland

Holyrood debates a possible second Scottish referendum

The Scottish Parliament is considering whether a second independence referendum should be called. A two day debate commenced on Tuesday afternoon. The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon originally announced her intention last Monday to seek permission from the UK Government to hold a second vote. UK Prime Minister Theresa May told Robert Peston (ITV News) that ‘now is not the time’ for voters to consider Scottish independence … Continue reading Holyrood debates a possible second Scottish referendum

Labour Face New Challenge As UKIP Elect Nuttall As New Leader

By Liam Menzies (@blinkclyro) The recent election of Paul Nuttall to UKIP leader could result in a harrowing knock on effect to Labour in English seats. Following the announcement that he would succeed Nigel Farage as leader of the ever-controversial party, Nuttall claimed that UKIP “have this fantastic opportunity, which we’ve never had before to this extent, to move into Labour working-class communities and mop … Continue reading Labour Face New Challenge As UKIP Elect Nuttall As New Leader