The impact of coronavirus-related disruption on school pupils in deprived areas “weighs heavily” on the decisions around holding Higher exams in 2021, John Swinney has said.
Government is risking teachers’ health by keeping schools open after Christmas break, says north-east union
Ministers are failing to protect teachers from Covid-19 by keeping schools open after the Christmas break, a north-east trade union has warned.
Pupil attendance in Aberdeenshire is above the national average with more than 92% of students in school, according to the latest figures.
The impact of coronavirus on pupils’ attainment and health could be assessed through mass testing at schools around Scotland, a Labour Holyrood election candidate has suggested.
An Aberdeenshire school will remain open after a coronavirus case was detected.
Nicola Sturgeon has resisted calls for Higher and Advanced Higher exams to be cancelled, but acknowledged there is a “strong argument” for a decision on whether they will go ahead to be made sooner than planned.
Eton “works very well” without admitting girls, Jacob Rees-Mogg said after the Education Secretary suggested the school should welcome female pupils.
The Scottish Government has ruled out an extension to the school Christmas holidays.
No change will be made to the school holidays, Education Secretary John Swinney has announced.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has given an “absolutely” cast-iron guarantee that exams in England will not be cancelled this academic year.
Girls should be allowed to attend Eton College, the Education Secretary has said.
The majority of university students are concerned about the return to campus in January, a survey has suggested.
Students taking GCSE and A-level exams next year will be awarded more generous grades to compensate for disruption to their schooling during the coronavirus pandemic, the Education Secretary has announced.
Scottish ministers hope to decide this week if the Christmas school holidays will be extended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Scientists have urged the Government to relax isolation rules for families with young children to prevent them missing “significant quantities of schooling” this winter.
The rollout of tablets and laptops to digitally-excluded pupils by the Scottish Government has been branded a “shambles” by Scottish Labour.
A decision on the holding of Higher and Advanced Higher exams will be made before the February deadline, the Education Secretary has said.
Next year’s Scottish budget needs to deliver a “reliable, sustainable funding settlement” for universities to help with the country’s recovery from Covid-19, a representative body for the sector has said.
A majority of Scottish parents believe exams for Higher and Advanced Higher should be cancelled next year.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has said a decision on giving children a Christmas holiday extension will be made as soon as possible, after a leaked document revealed the proposal is under consideration.
Schools and colleges facing significant staffing and funding pressures due to the pandemic will be able to claim financial support from the Government.
A teaching union is to ballot for industrial action over concerns college lecturers are being replaced by “lower qualified and lower paid instructors”.
Aberdeen City Council has approved a new policy aiming to further reduce the number of students excluded from its schools.
Students could be awarded financial compensation for lost teaching time during the first Covid-19 lockdown after the higher education complaints watchdog told an institution to pay up.
The Gordon Schools in Huntly has announced it will be shut for up to another week with a number of teachers currently self-isolating.
Meldrum Academy has recorded a case of coronavirus within the school.
A north-east secondary school will be closed to all pupils tomorrow.
The report stated there was widespread agreement that those who leave education over the next few years "will be more negatively impacted than their peers who left school pre-lockdown."
The Duke of Cambridge has praised the efforts of young people battling online bullying with a charity promoting the legacy of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales.
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