Education

  • Anti-Bullying Week

    18th November 2020 by

    Anti-Bullying Week 2020 provides us with the opportunity to send a clear and positive message that bullying of any kind is totally unacceptable and when it happens, we all have a responsibility to address it. Building on the success of last year’s campaign, ‘Change Starts with Us’, anti-bullying week 2020 focusses on ‘What Made It...

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  • Full-time schooling in a pandemic – looking back at Term 1

    14th October 2020 by

    No one could doubt the challenges that lay ahead when schools opened in August. We were asked – and we asked ourselves – how could pupils possibly safely return to full-time learning in the middle of a global pandemic? Well, they could and they did. Now, with most of Scotland’s children and young people on...

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  • Black History in Scotland’s Curriculum

    14th July 2020 by

    Deputy First Minister John Swinney The Scottish Government stands in solidarity with the world-wide anti-racism movement. Education has a key role to play in building a society which actively challenges racism, eliminates racial discrimination and advances equality. I have received many items of correspondence asking that more is done to ensure social inequality, racism and...

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  • Developing the Young Workforce wins silver Future Policy Award

    16th October 2019 by

    Developing the Young Workforce wins Future Policy Award 2019

    Developing the Young Workforce has been recognised with an international policy award. On Friday 11 October 2019, the World Future Council revealed that Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) was among the policies selected to receive a silver award in what it dubs ‘the Oscar for best policies’ for empowering youth at a ceremony in Geneva...

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  • Listening and acting to tackle the climate crisis together – Climate Week 2019

    9th October 2019 by

    DFM John Swinney hears from Firrhill pupils about the sustainable learning, including growing plants, during Climate Week 2019

    Climate Week 2019 brings into focus the defining challenge of our times – tackling the global climate emergency – with conversations taking place across Scotland on the role we all have to play. Listening is vital to productive conversation, and as a government we have been listening to the growing number of voices from the...

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  • Results Day – finding support and celebrating success

    5th August 2019 by

    Don't Panic! Find Results Day support & advice adn inspiration for yoru learner journey via our blog

    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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  • Protecting young people’s voices beyond the Year of Young People 2018

    8th January 2019 by

    The lessons learned during the Year of Young People 2018 will be carried forward, Minister for Children and Young People Maree Todd has said on reflecting on the year

    Scotland’s young people made their mark in 2018. A world-first project, Year of Young People (YOYP) saw the volume turned up on the voices of young people, creating more opportunities for them to influence policy and get involved. Grilling the First Minister in a special children and young people’s question time, showcasing their sporting talents...

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  • Guest blog: “Having our say was very important, especially in the Year of Young People” -George Wyeth

    28th November 2018 by

    Deputy First Minister John Swinney with Musselburgh Grammar School pupil George Wyeth in front of the school's insignia and motto of honesty, determination, respect

    George Wyeth is Grange House Captain, Pupil Council member and Sports Ambassador at Musselburgh Grammar School. As part of the team that ran a recent meeting of the Scottish Education Council and contributed agenda items, George’s accounts the experience here. Follow @ScotGovEdu On the 21 November 2018, Musselburgh Grammar School was lucky enough to host...

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  • Guest blog from Maths Olympiad Agnijo Banerjee

    18th September 2018 by

    As Maths Week 2018 draws to a close, we welcome a guest blog from Maths Olympiad Agnijo Banerjee. Agnijo won gold at this year’s International Mathematical Olympiad in Romania receiving a perfect score of 42 out of 42 in the 2-day/nine hour-long competition, he was one of only two out of 594 contestants to achieve a perfect...

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  • Enigma legacy lives on in codebreaking challenges

    11th September 2018 by

    More than 70 years after Alan Turing and his colleagues cracked the Enigma code, helping to save many millions of lives during World War II, their story remains an inspiration to budding mathematicians around the world. Throughout Maths Week Scotland students in Angus will be given the chance to step into Turing’s famous shoes and...

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