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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Remote Learning to Continue for Majority The majority of primary and secondary school pupils will continue with remote learning until at least mid-March while children in early learning and childcare (ELC) and primaries 1 to 3 will return full-time to classrooms from Monday 22 February.