News from Learning

Primary pupils as young as 7 to ‘inspect’ their school

Primary pupils as young as 7 to ‘inspect’ their school

Pupils as young as seven could act as “inspectors” in Scotland’s schools under new ­proposals from Education Scotland. Teaching unions have criticised the plan which would see pupils given raw data on absences, exclusions and behaviour referrals to...

Scotsman, Friday, 21:24
 
Primary pupils to ‘inspect’ their schools

Primary pupils to ‘inspect’ their schools

Pupils as young as seven could act as ‘school inspectors’ in Scotland’s schools under new proposals from Education Scotland. Teaching unions have criticised the plan which would see pupils given “raw data” on absences, exclusions and behaviour...

Scotsman, Friday, 17:51
 
Graham Boyack: Get pupils to sort out conflict by themselves and reap the benefits

Graham Boyack: Get pupils to sort out conflict by themselves and reap the benefits

Mediation Awareness Week provides a great opportunity to examine how we deal with conflict as a ­society and how better approaches can ­generate wider benefits. When I look at how society deals with conflict, the usual responses are either avoidance...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 07:01
 
Claire Gillespie: How do we ensure children have skills for tomorrow’s jobs?

Claire Gillespie: How do we ensure children have skills for tomorrow’s jobs?

For many parents, wondering what career their child may have in the years ahead and what they can do to maximise their son or daughter’s opportunities to earn a living is a significant consideration. Life in the 21st century already looks radically...

Scotsman, Wednesday, 06:47
 
Edinburgh robot could help autistic adults find work

Edinburgh robot could help autistic adults find work

A robot which teaches people key facial expressions could help boost the employment outlook for autistic adults, researchers have claimed. The current UK unemployment rate is 4.4 per cent but just 14 per cent of autistic adults have a full-time job....

Scotsman, Tuesday, 09:05
 
Dr Katherine Trebeck: Fair play to the SNP – their ideas could cut gap between have and have-nots

Dr Katherine Trebeck: Fair play to the SNP – their ideas could cut gap between have and have-nots

This Friday, political leaders from various corners of the world will meet in Glasgow for a conference hosted by the Scottish Government on ­inclusive growth. Many of them – including the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon – will share their experiences...

Scotsman, Tuesday, 07:09
 
Pensioner unearths £1,700 of pupils’ cash and gives it schools

Pensioner unearths £1,700 of pupils’ cash and gives it schools

A pensioner with a metal detector has collected more than £1,700 in loose change dropped by pupils and handed the money back to schools. Eric Soane, 79, combs playgrounds and sports fields before giving the cash to headteachers to bolster funds. So...

Scotsman, 16 October 2017
 
Teachers should discuss dark web ‘dangers’ with pupils

Teachers should discuss dark web ‘dangers’ with pupils

Teachers should familiarise themselves with the dark web and discuss it with pupils, a leading internet safety charity has said. Kathryn Tremlett from the South West Grid for Learning, (SWGL) said teachers needed to learn about the Tor browser which...

Scotsman, 13 October 2017
 
Aberdeen teacher accused of making lewd and racist comments to pupils

Aberdeen teacher accused of making lewd and racist comments to pupils

A Scottish teacher is facing accusations he looked up a colleague’s skirt and made racists comments including asking one pupil: “are you sure you’re not a terrorist?” The charges levelled at David McGhee also include making lewd remarks to...

Scotsman, 11 October 2017
 
Play touring schools praised for ‘changing attitudes to knife crime’

Play touring schools praised for ‘changing attitudes to knife crime’

The Justice Secretary has credited a play touring schools across Scotland with producing an “instant behaviour change” in pupils regarding attitudes to knife crime. Michael Matheson attended a performance of The Balisong play at Ardrossan Academy. The...

Scotsman, 11 October 2017
 
Teacher caught six times over the limit in school car park

Teacher caught six times over the limit in school car park

A teacher who was caught drink-driving in the car park of the school where she works while six times over the limit turned to alcohol to cope with her cancer-stricken husband leaving her, a court has heard. Home economics teacher Kristine Gillespie,...

Scotsman, 10 October 2017
 
Scotland’s care system ‘must evolve’ warns children’s charity

Scotland’s care system ‘must evolve’ warns children’s charity

A children’s charity has said Scotland’s care system must “evolve” in a new report one year on from the announcement of an independent review into the sector. Action for Children has urged the review group to consider four key demands raised by those...

Scotsman, 10 October 2017
 
Leader comment: Cash incentive is just a start to fixing teacher crisis

Leader comment: Cash incentive is just a start to fixing teacher crisis

Nobody could doubt the scale of the task facing education secretary John Swinney as he tries to drive up standards while tackling a staffing crisis in key subjects. Mr Swinney oversees an education system where staff morale is low and parents’...

Scotsman, 9 October 2017
 
Scots workers to be offered £20,000 to retrain as STEM teachers

Scots workers to be offered £20,000 to retrain as STEM teachers

Scots workers are to be offered £20,000 deals to change career and retrain as teachers in key technical subjects such as maths and science, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced. The Scottish Government hopes the move will reach beyond the...

Scotsman, 9 October 2017
 
Brexit brain drain is happening in Scotland now, says minister

Brexit brain drain is happening in Scotland now, says minister

Scotland is already facing a Brexit brain drain as EU nationals in the NHS and universities start to feel “pushed” out, Scottish Brexit minister Mike Russell has warned. It came as the Scottish Government set out its plans to help EU workers stay in...

Scotsman, 9 October 2017
 


News Widget for Webmasters



Bring Eugene's son back home immediately

Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31