Education News Team

Education News Team

Written 44 posts

Rising to the challenge of educational equity: How is Scotland doing?

25th February 2020

Guest Blog from Professor Chris Chapman, Senior Academic Advisor, Scottish Attainment Challenge Director, Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow Breaking the steadfast link between poverty and educational attainment is a wicked issue that has arguably become the singularly most important issue for education systems around the world. In February 2015 The Times Educational Supplement Scotland reported…

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Five years on with the Scottish Attainment Challenge (SAC) funding and what has changed?

24th February 2020

Guest Blog from Carrie Lindsay, ADES President                                      The introduction of funding that allowed a focus for investment on targeting the poverty-related attainment gap was a very welcome addition for Scottish education authorities. The three types of funding;…

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Results Day – finding support and celebrating success

5th August 2019

Over the past few weeks, we have been celebrating the broad successes of young people in the Senior Phase, from S4-S6, on social media. The range of awards, qualifications and progression routes at all Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) levels available from S4-S6 is vast, coupled with the opportunity to experience learning opportunities through…

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Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science

10th July 2019

  For the tens of thousands of final year students who have recently graduated across Scotland, it’s been a special time. I remember it well. Twenty-five years ago I was celebrating with friends and family at my graduation from the University of Stirling and can vividly recall the mixture of relief, pride, excitement and a…

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International Summit of the Teaching Profession

15th March 2019

Today the Scottish Government and the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) have agreed three commitments of joint working for the year ahead as part of this year’s International Summit of the Teaching Profession (ISTP) held in Helsinki. Commenting on the three joint agreements to improve Scottish education Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “The International…

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Widening access to higher education

7th February 2019

On Wednesday 6 February, Minister for Further and Higher Education Richard Lochhead met with the Commissioner for Fair Access Professor Sir Peter Scott and other members of the Access Delivery Group to discuss progress on widening access to higher education. The Access Delivery Group is made up of key stakeholders from across the education sector…

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Update on progress in education

6th February 2019

International Council of Education Advisers sixth meeting underway. Progress on improving collaboration between schools and updating Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) will be on the agenda during the sixth meeting of the International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA).   The ICEA previously identified CfE as a key strength of the Scottish education system – calling it ‘the…

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Higher Education Minister comments on #SupportStudyAbroad campaign

6th February 2019

Commenting on the Universities UK #SupportStudyAbroad campaign, Higher Education Minister Richard Lochhead said: “Students and young people benefit hugely from studying, training or working through Erasmus+, with proportionally more people from Scotland taking part than any other country in the UK. It is deeply worrying that the UK Government’s inaction and lack of clarity has…

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Month in review – further education, higher education and science

1st February 2019

Round up including welcome further and higher education statistics, a report on the science landscape in Scotland and steps to improve student mental health.

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Update on financial redress

1st February 2019

The Scottish Government has updated the Education & Skills Committee on progress to establish a financial redress scheme for survivors of abuse in care in Scotland from 2021, and an advance payment scheme for survivors who are elderly or ill from this April.  Commenting following the Budget Bill passing Stage 1, Deputy First Minister John…

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