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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,

Results Day 2022

Near record pass rates for National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers in an exam year. Pass rates for National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers have increased to near record levels for any exam year since current qualifications were introduced. The overall percentage of A grades

9 in 10 Headteachers Report Attainment Gap Progress

Improvements Expected in Next Few Years Findings of the 2021 Headteacher Survey reveal high levels of confidence that progress is being made where the attainment gap is concerned. The Survey, published 17th June, indicates that almost nine out of 10 (87%) headteachers in Scotland say

School Uniform: Have Your Say

New National Guidance to Be Developed Pupils, parents and carers are being asked to give their views on school uniform to help shape new national guidance. A key aim of the guidance will be to reduce costs for families, while ensuring pupils can go to

Angus Children Excelling

Education & Attainment Figures Welcomed SNP MSP for the Angus South constituency, Graeme Dey, has welcomed figures which he says show children in Angus to be excelling under the SNP Scottish Government. Schools across Angus are benefitting from £2.1m of funding for the coming year

Free Tuition for Displaced Ukrainian Students

Costs covered from start of academic year. Displaced Ukrainian students settling in Scotland will be given access to free tuition and living cost support, subject to parliamentary approval. Under new proposals from the Scottish Government, Ukrainians wishing to embark on a further or higher education

Support for Headteachers

£530m to Help Close Attainment Gap Scotland’s headteachers will receive more than half a billion pounds of secured funding over the next four years to help close the attainment gap. Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) totalling £520 million will be distributed to schools in every council

Record 95.5% of School Leavers in Positive Destinations

Almost half of pupils go on to higher education. A record 95.5% of pupils were in a ‘positive destination’ including work, training or further study within three months of leaving school last year with Angus seeing 95.7%. Latest figures also show 45.1% of school leavers

Exams on Track

Contingency measures and support in place. It remains the government’s ‘firm intention’ to hold National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher exams this Spring, Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has restated. Taking into consideration ongoing disruption within schools, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has decided to invoke

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