Education Secretary John Swinney has come under increased pressure to respect the result of a crunch Holyrood vote on controversial primary one tests.
Scrapping controversial tests for primary one pupils would be deeply irresponsible, Education Secretary John Swinney has said.
Victims of abuse in care are calling for a financial compensation scheme, with contributions from residential care providers, local authorities and religious orders as the “responsible” parties.
Education Secretary John Swinney has apologised to parliament for a “misleading” letter on controversial primary school tests sent by a senior civil servant.
Climate change is “one of the biggest issues of our time” the Scottish Government said yesterday as a new poll showed more and more Scots agree.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney was invited to visit Broadford Primary School to assess the state of the school and to meet representatives campaigning for a new facility in the south of the island.
Scotland’s independent schools have blasted plans for them to start paying business rates, saying they “make no sense”.
Calls have been made for an “urgent” review of subject choices in Scottish schools amid claims the country’s educational reputation is being “squandered”.
John Swinney yesterday promised a “renaissance” was under way in Scotland education - as a teaching union threatened to strike over pay.
Education Secretary John Swinney has hailed a new teacher training course for people living in rural areas as a way forward to filling much-needed vacancies across the remote north.
Ahead of today’s Convention of the Highlands and Islands, Deputy First Minister John Swinney considers some of the key issues faced by rural communities
Can you help out your neighbours? John Swinney calls for strong community spirit in wake of recent snow storms
Deputy First Minister John Swinney has asked the nation to consider how they can help their community as the Beast from the East continues to bite.
Members of the public are being urged to avoid travel in areas covered by the amber warning for snow – which has been extended into Friday morning.
Nearly 900 teaching jobs in the north of Scotland have had to be re-advertised since 2014.
Opponents of the Scottish Government’s controversial named person scheme have threatened fresh legal action.
The Scottish Government is to become a key funder of the Royal National Mòd.
A £20,000 bursary to cover teacher training has been announced by education secretary John Swinney, following calls to avert a crisis in north-east schools.
“Dear Mr Swinney. Please can you help me?” School girl writes letter in bid to find her school a permanent teacher
As education bosses scratched their heads over how best to find a new teacher for a tiny Highland school, pupil Poppy Dennis went right to the top.
The Scottish Government is facing fresh calls to clamp down on knife crime in schools, as the second anniversary of the stabbing of an Aberdeen schoolboy approaches.
Education Secretary John Swinney has admitted there are “challenges” recruiting teachers as he confirmed there are almost 700 vacancies in Scotland’s schools.
Talks on devolved powers coming back to Scotland when the UK leaves the European Union have ended in deadlock once again.
More than 4,000 pupils from Scotland’s poorest communities will be going to university, officials have confirmed.
The UK and Scottish governments will today continue Brexit talks in Edinburgh.
Teacher vacancies in Aberdeen have fallen by almost half since March.
Data on teacher vacancies has not been collected by the Scottish Government since September 2016, parliamentary questions have revealed.
Aberdeen MP Ross Thomson has urged Scottish ministers to follow the UK Government’s lead in clamping down on sales of blades to children and teenagers.
Parents will not be forced to accept advice from a named person, deputy first minister Mr Swinney has announced.
It's been a busy day in politics as the Prime Minister continues to deal with the fallout of the Grenfell Tower blaze and plummeting approval ratings.
John Swinney has been urged to concentrate on attracting more teachers to classrooms as he revealed plans to give headteachers greater powers over schools.
Calls for education secretary John Swinney to do more to resolve north-east teacher recruitment crisis
A call to support local people who want to train to become teachers has been made by north-east Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald.
John Swinney yesterday placed the responsibility for the Highland schools equipment scandal squarely at the council's door.
Education Secretary John Swinney said maintaining teacher numbers and pupil-teacher ratios would be a priority as he unveiled five pledges for SNP councils today.