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Returning to School Safely

2nd Vaccine Dose & Asymptomatic Testing Families are being urged to get young people aged 12-15 their second dose of the COVID vaccine as early as possible in the New Year, while secondary pupils are being advised to take at-home COVID-19 tests before they return

£1300 Extra Earnings for Scottish Teachers

Higher pay in Angus puts £49.5 million into local economy. Graeme has welcomed the news that teachers in Angus South are paid £1,350-a-year more than the UK average teaching salary. UK government figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the average annual salary

Building a smarter Scotland: SNP’s record in education

Scotland has an education system to be proud of We’re determined to ensure that everyone gets the best start in life, proper support throughout their education, and that university is always based on the ability to learn, not the ability to pay. Here’s what we’ve already

Education Recovery

Setting Out the Way Forward Plans to help Scotland’s education system continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic have been published by the Scottish Government. Created with input from across the sector, including young people, the Education Recovery strategy outlines how almost £500 million has

Embedding Race Equality in Schools

Anti-Racism Support for Staff A new package of support materials for teachers and staff will embed anti-racism and race equality into all aspects of school life. Education Scotland’s resource will ensure children and young people see language, content and imagery that reflects the diversity of

Record High Scottish Student Numbers

Uni Places for Scottish Students Up 10% The number of Scottish domiciled students being offered a place at Scottish universities reached a record high this SQA results day – up 10% to 31,070. Data from university application service UCAS shows the number of acceptances from

Results Day

Record Number of Higher & Advanced Higher Passes The number of Higher passes is at a record level since the advent of Devolution, and the number of Advanced Higher passes is the highest since their introduction in 2001. Almost 137,000 learners are receiving Scottish Qualifications

Increasing Free Early Learning & Childcare

Transformational Offer to Benefit Families Nationwide Up to 130,000 children across Scotland will be able to benefit from 1,140 hours of free early learning and childcare (ELC) each year from this month. Legislation came into effect on 1 August to make the expanded offer available

School Clothing Grant to Support 2,473 Angus Children

£239,000 Additional Funding Locally Graeme has encouraged any eligible parents who have not already done so to apply for the Scottish Government’s School Clothing Grant, which an estimated 2,473 school children across Angus are set to benefit from. The grant helps families pay for school

Music Tuition & Core Curriculum Fees Removed

No Bills For Families Graeme has welcomed an agreement with COSLA that will see fees for children learning a musical instrument at school removed, thanks to more than £7 million funding from the Scottish Government. Councils will also receive £6 million to waive core curriculum