“Holding exams would run the risk of translating the unequal impact of COVID into unfair results for our poorest pupils, leading to their futures being blighted through no fault of their own. That is simply not fair.”
Orkney Islands Council has been awarded £26,400 to invest in projects designed to boost the attainment of local care experienced children and young people.
“I am delighted that this effort across the country has now been recognised by John Swinney during his Parliamentary address today.”
Schools in Scotland will be able to return on 11th of August with pupils accessing learning full time but only if progress on limiting the spread of Covid19 continues.
Instead of exams the SQA will put in place a certification model using coursework, teacher assessment of estimated grades and prior attainment.
“I share Aberlour’s commitment to making sure that a bad start doesn’t define the rest of someone’s life in 21st century Scotland.”
“We want every child to have a happy and healthy life and have confidence in building positive relationships and making well-informed choices as they move into adulthood.”
‘Inclusive education in Scotland starts from the belief that education is a human right and the foundation for a more just society.”
“Teachers and local authorities are key partners in delivering this approach and ensuring every child has the most suitable learning environment for their needs.”
The meeting is open to the public and takes place in King St Halls, Kirkwall with registration at 9am.
“Life Gets Better Together”: Scottish Schools to Include LGBTI Inclusive Education in the Curriculum
Scotland “will be the first country in the world to have LGBTI inclusive education embedded within the curriculum.”