Browse By

Tag Archives: schools

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

Putting Angus’ Children First

A Manifesto for Angus South: School & Early Years Investment In her speech launching the SNP’s election manifesto, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was clear: “I promise the young people of Scotland that I will do everything I possibly can to make sure you do

No Child Going Hungry

Delivering for Scotland #15: Free School Meals No pupil should struggle to learn because of poverty, and amongst the wide range of ambitious measures being taken by the SNP in government to tackle child poverty is the provision of free school meals. These are critical

School Clothing Grant

Delivering for Scotland #47: School Clothing Grant The SNP believes that every child in Scotland should be able to attend school feeling comfortable, confident and ready to learn. But the Scottish Government acknowledges that school uniforms can be a considerable cost for families. For this

Inspiring Young Readers

Delivering for Scotland #57: FM’s Reading Challenge The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is an avid reader in what little free time she manages to find. This much will be clear to anyone who follows her on social media, where she regularly shares both the books

Phase 2 of Schools Return

More Pupils Back from 15 March Graeme has welcomed the First Minister’s announcement that all remaining primary school children are set to return to school full-time from 15 March – with all secondary pupils returning on a part-time basis from that date. Regulated childcare, including