“The potential benefits that are achievable when people recognise that it’s not too late to learn or re-skill was something that our charitable trust definitely wanted to get behind and we are delighted to be supporting UHI in this cause.” Iain McNeill, Witherby Publishing Group
New Pay Offer Made To Teachers
“COSLA Leaders are clear that it is in all of our interests, not least those of children, young people and families, to conclude the teachers’ pay negotiations as quickly as we can to bring back stability and certainty in our schools.” COSLA’s Resources Spokesperson, Councillor Katie Hagmann
Universities: Student Numbers High But Warnings Over Staff Inequalities
Staff recorded as ‘black, Asian and minority ethnic’ (BAME) were marginalized, at a proportion of 8% in Education, which was less than half that employed in the sector (16.5%). There was also less attainment and progression for these staff.
Rousay Pupils Praised For Commitment To Learning To Swim
The dedicated seven- to 11-year-old pupils from Rousay Community School have been visiting the Pickie Centre in Kirkwall to take part in the national Learn to Swim programme – a partnership between Scottish Swimming and Scottish Water which is delivered by aquatic providers across Scotland.
Scotland’s Colleges Make a “crucial contribution” to Skills & Training
91.0% of Sector Leavers found positive destinations, an increase from last session’s 84.4% and a record high
Strike Action by Teachers
Schools across Scotland will be affected with strike action on Thursday 24th of November by members of the largest teachers union, the EIS.
‘Chalk About’: Live Performances Tour Orkney Schools
” The focus of the piece is about your sense of self and the self that others see, and the need to open up conversations about this” Emma Gee, OIC Arts Officer
Raising The School Starting Age: Success for Orkney At SNP Conference
“One of the key policy changes for me was the move to raise the formal school age to six, with the introduction of a statutory play-based kindergarten stage for three to six year olds, similar to early years education in Nordic countries.” Robert Leslie
Resilience & Diversity Celebrated at UHI Orkney Graduation
The two graduation ceremonies for Orkney’s University of the Highlands and Islands shared the same theme – a celebration of resilience.
Encouraging Positive Maths Learning #MathsWeekScot
This week, for Maths Week Scotland, the British Youth International College(BYITC) is offering a free introduction to Abacus Maths.