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First Minister’s Reading Challenge Leaves Lasting Legacy

SNP Creating Generation of Bookbugs Over 1600 schools across Scotland have signed up to the First Minister’s Reading Challenge since the project started in 2016, including primaries and secondaries across Angus. The Challenge was set up to help children and young people between the ages

Increased support for students

Uplift in bursaries and loan packages. Financial support available to undergraduate students will rise by £900 from the start of the 2023-24 academic year. Estranged students in higher education and other undergraduate learners with the lowest household income will see their maximum support package increase

MSP Visits D&A College for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Unlocking Potential Graeme Dey marked this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week last week with a visit to Dundee & Angus College’s Arbroath Campus. There he met with young people undertaking Foundation Apprenticeships at the College. These programmes have been developed to help young people gain valuable,

Historic Pay Offer for Teachers

14.6% Pay Uplift Over 28 Months A resolution to the teacher pay dispute is now in sight after the EIS and SSTA unions voted to accept a historic sixth offer. Teachers across Scotland have been offered the largest pay package in over twenty years, with

Protecting Teacher Numbers & School Hours

Measures to Safeguard Education Measures to ensure that teacher and pupil support staff numbers as well as school hours are protected have been announced by Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville. The Scottish Government has committed to increasing teacher numbers by 3,500 during this Parliament. Since 2017/18,

More Scottish students than ever in Scotland’s universities

A record 183,025 studied at Scottish universities in 2021-22. A record number of Scottish domiciled students have enrolled at the country’s universities. The latest Higher Education Student Statistics show the number of Scottish domiciled students studying at Scotland’s universities rose from 180,170 in 2020-21 to

National Mission to Close Attainment Gap

Councils Set Out Ambitions to Help Young People Succeed Local authorities have published their plans for closing the poverty-related attainment gap. Councils across Scotland have set their own “stretch aims” for children and young peoples’ progress in literacy and numeracy levels, for senior phase qualifications

A National Discussion: Education

Every child and young person in Scotland is being encouraged to get involved in a National Discussion on education. Let’s Talk Scottish Education invites those aged three to 18 to share their ideas, views and experiences. Feedback from young people, as well as from parents, carers,