SNP member teacher blasts the Scottish Government’s record on education

By Jack Ewing   In a letter to the First Minister, published in the Scottish Education Journal, a teacher from Fife criticised the Scottish government saying that he saw ‘little evidence’ of education being a top priority for the government. Dean Scott, from Fife, said the government was using education as a ‘bargaining chip’ and for ‘political point scoring’. Scott, who is an SNP member, … Continue reading SNP member teacher blasts the Scottish Government’s record on education

Teachers’ shocking complaints to Sturgeon

By Nicola Croal  First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon asked teachers in October last year to write letters to the Scottish government about their teaching experiences. The call by Sturgeon was made after an anonymous letter was read out in the Scottish Parliament that claimed staff were told to ”keep our mouths shut.”  A number of the letters expressed concerns about physical and verbal assaults in the … Continue reading Teachers’ shocking complaints to Sturgeon

Teachers due to strike over pay

By Cara Houston Scotland’s largest teaching union has given approval to open a strike ballot over pay rises. Teachers across Scotland have been negotiating a pay rise for over a year with no successful outcome. The Education Institute of Scotland (EIS) have issued a formal notice of the planned ballot to all local authority employers across Scotland, with ballot papers to be provided next month. … Continue reading Teachers due to strike over pay

Report to Help Students make Better Choices

A recent report from the Universities and Colleges Union proposed a new system in which students in England, Wales & Northern Ireland would only be able to apply for higher education the day after receiving their exam results. This is to allow them to make better choices when applying as they can search for course that suits their qualifications. This would also lead to a … Continue reading Report to Help Students make Better Choices

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

£8,100 a year for every student?

By Petya Plachkova A new report, commissioned by the Scottish Government was filed earlier this week. The file suggests that all college and university students should have an income of at least £8,100 a year.  This includes loans and bursaries, determined by personal circumstances. The review looked at the financial stability of all students and considered whether it met the needs of the ones in … Continue reading £8,100 a year for every student?