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The lessons being learned by Scotland’s student teachers put to the test

06.12.2019

The lessons being learned by Scotland’s student teachers will be put to the test as part of a new inquiry by Holyrood’s Education and Skills Committee.

Review of the senior phase of Scottish education is needed, says Committee

16.09.2019

A review of the senior phase of curriculum for excellence is needed to ensure that pupil aspirations are being met and that breadth of opportunity remain a cornerstone of Scottish education.

Clarity needed on purpose of standardised assessment

23.04.2019

Clearer direction on the purpose of standardised assessment in schools is needed, according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

Putting down roots – the importance of STEM subjects to be explored

12.04.2019

The importance of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in the early years of Scottish education is to be explored by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

Range of subject choice in Scotland’s schools to be explored 

04.02.2019

Is the range of subject choice in schools impacting on the future of Scotland’s young people? This will be examined in a new Holyrood inquiry announced today. 

Committee backs principle of free music tuition

22.01.2019

Music tuition in schools should be provided free of charge. This is the conclusion of a report issued today by Holyrood’s Education and Skills Committee which explores the provision of instrumental music tuition in schools.

Action needed to deliver Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce targets

27.11.2018

Key targets for the delivery of the flagship Developing the Young Workforce Programme are not being met. This is just one of the findings from a report issued today by Holyrood’s Education and Skills Committee.

Poverty proof education: Committee reveals the financial barriers in the Scottish school day

12.07.2018

The costs of the Scottish school day that fall on families to pay have been revealed by a parliamentary committee, as it publishes a report on what can be done to support the education of children and young people who are experiencing poverty.

Our survey says: young people set the agenda for the Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee

10.05.2018

Do some schools present university as the main path to take when college, training and work are equally valuable routes?

Getting to the right role for you – a Holyrood Committee survey asks what support young people receive

23.03.2018

The support available to young people as they try to decide what they want to do later in life is the focus of a survey by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

The impact of poverty on attainment to be explored by Holyrood committee

26.02.2018

What is the impact of experiencing poverty on the attainment of young people at school? This is one of the questions the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee will be exploring in a new inquiry.

Parliament Committee to visit Peterhead

19.01.2018

On Monday 29th January, the Scottish Parliament’s Education Committee will be visiting Peterhead, Aberdeenshire as it investigates the potential impact of the Scottish Government’s proposals to reform education in Scotland.

What will changes to the way education is delivered in Scotland mean for you?

04.01.2018

What could changes to the way education is delivered in Scotland mean for you? This is the question that MSPs from the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee will be asking as they visit Glasgow later this month.

Public sector building projects must focus on quality – Holyrood Committee

03.10.2017

Lessons must be learned by the entire public sector in order to make sure that new public buildings are safe.

Warnings from the chalkface: changes needed to address teacher shortages

01.09.2017

Holyrood’s Education and Skills Committee is making over 30 recommendations to help address Scotland’s teacher shortages. The recommendations come after the Committee heard from over 650 teachers and trainee teachers.

Patchy provision of Personal and Social Education in Scotland’s Schools

23.05.2017

A picture of inconsistent and inadequate provision of Personal and Social Education for Scotland’s young people in some of Scotland’s schools has been revealed by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

Additional support needs - inadequate support impacting on some children’s education

15.05.2017

The policy of an inclusive education for children with additional support needs is not functioning properly in many local authority areas due to a lack of support for these children.

Safety of school buildings to be explored

12.05.2017

The safety of the school estate in Scotland is to be explored by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

Improvement needed to keep children at heart of hearings system

25.04.2017

Improvements are needed to ensure that children remain at the heart of the system designed to protect them. This is the conclusion of a report by the Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee.

Personal and social education – what should Scotland’s pupils learn?

20.02.2017

What role should personal and social education (PSE) play in Scottish schools? This will be the focus for the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee as it prepares to undertake a round table on the issue.

Urgent work needed to improve SQA

17.01.2017

Urgent work is needed by the SQA to rebuild its relationship with teachers. This is just one of the recommendations for improvement from a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament's Education and Skills Committee.

Action needed to avoid negative effect of UK Bill on Scottish higher education sector

05.12.2016

The UK Government must take action to avoid potential negative affects to the higher education sector in Scotland, according to a report issued today by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

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