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February 2024

The Impact of Budget Cuts

Understandably, the revelation of local authority budget cuts and proposed reductions in teacher numbers has not been at all well…
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February 2024

Schools need investment (not cuts)

Today will see the Government seek to pass its budget in Parliament. At the same time (or thereabouts) local authorities…
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February 2024

Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry

The Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry is investigating the impact of Covid-19 in terms of education and certification. The Inquiry is eager…
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January 2024

Teachers' Pay claim 2024-25

Today (22 Jan) saw the submission of this year's pay claim by the Teachers' Side of the SNCT. The claim…
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November 2023

Education reform - Cabinet Secretary references wider considerations too

Greg Dempster, AHDS General Secretary, attended the Education Committee in the Scottish Parliament today (15/11/2023). The purpose of the session…
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October 2023

Council Tax freeze - a perplexing decision

During his closing speech at the SNP conference, the First Minister announced a council tax freeze for the coming year…
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October 2023

Education reform: Centre of Teaching Excellence

Jenny Gilruth MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, has announced today that a new 'Centre of Teaching Excellence' will…
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September 2023

Scottish Government Education Priorities

In Parliament today, the First Minister set out his Government's programme for the coming period. You can read the details…
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September 2023

Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC)

RAAC, unknown to most until a week or so ago, is now a familiar acronym for many up and down…