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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

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

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

£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

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

Devices for 700,000 Children

Tackling Digital Inequality. Work to provide every school pupil in Scotland with a laptop or tablet has started. Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has confirmed discussions with local government are underway to deliver the ambitious commitment, which will benefit 700,000 children. Graeme: The last 18 months

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

Getting Kids Active

Delivering for Scotland #8: Physical Education Being physically active is one of the very best things we can do for our physical and mental health. That is particularly important to instil in children from the very beginning of their schooling – for their own wellbeing