Nearly two thirds of new teachers employed in north and north-east schools under a Scottish Government scheme to close the attainment gap are on temporary contracts.
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Colleges around the north-east reported disruption yesterday as scores of lecturers set-up picket lines at their entrances and more lobbied outside the Scottish Parliament demanding fairer pay.
Teaching unions have warned that pupils in the north-east and Highlands will suffer unless John Swinney meets their pay demand.
New £55 million school in Inverurie reaches ‘milestone’ as Deputy First Minister John Swinney attends Topping Off ceremony
A “milestone” steel beam was anchored into place yesterday as work continues on the new £55million Inverurie Community Campus.
Furious teachers from the north and north-east have told Scottish ministers that controversial Primary 1 tests are “cruel nonsense” and “completely inappropriate”.
Education Secretary John Swinney is under growing pressure to ensure all school staff receive the same level of pay rise as teachers.
Poppy’s letter success: New teacher to start at remote Highland primary after pupil writes to education secretary
A remote Highland primary school is to finally get a new teacher after a pupil’s begging letter to the Scottish Government went global and helped attract a mass of applications.
More than £1.5m funding is being given to schools in the north to close the attainment gap, the Scottish Government has announced.
Pupils from a north-east primary school have penned a song to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of a dramatic wartime kidnap.
John Swinney has accepted that Scottish ministers were not clear enough in stressing that literacy and numeracy must remain at the heart of Scotland's revamped school curriculum.