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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

90,000 Children to Benefit from Free School Meals

Agreement Reached With Councils Graeme has welcomed confirmation that new free school meal support in term time will benefit more than 90,000 primary school pupils. The Scottish Government and local authority partners have reached agreement to introduce universal free school lunches for primary 4 and

Scotland’s Recovery

First Minister Sets Out Priorities for Government Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic will be driven by an ambitious programme to build a modern, high-tech economy while staying true to enduring values of fairness and compassion, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Outlining her priorities for

Supporting Children, Families & Young People

First 100 Days: Best Start, Best Chances These are serious times which require serious government and experienced leadership. The SNP is determined to make Scotland the best place to grow up, to give children and young people a fair start in life and help families