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Naomi's GCSE composition hits the charts

5 September 2012

When Manchester teenager Naomi Higginson sat down to compose a song for her GCSE music coursework she never imagined it would be released as a pop single.


Fighting for citizenship

5 September 2012

As the government prepares to publish plans for curriculum reform, campaigners fighting to protect citizenship education are holding their breath.



Scottish councils promise to protect Olympic legacy

31 August 2012

Scottish councils have insisted they are committed to protecting or expanding school playing fields, amid a furore in the wake of the London Olympics about the sale of such lands by dozens of schools in England.


A tough year ahead

30 August 2012

Larry Flanagan has recently been appointed general secretary of the Educational Institute of Scotland, Scotland's largest teaching union, with members across all education sectors. Former headteacher Alex Wood asks him about the year ahead.


Fears over parental alcohol misuse

30 August 2012

As many as 93,000 children in Scotland are being adversely affected by their parents' alcohol misuse, according to a charity.


Study challenges digital native myth

30 August 2012

A study is challenging the idea that all young people are digitally savvy ― claiming that one in 10 rarely use the internet and that some do not know how to use email.


Website offers safety advice

30 August 2012

A national website offering help on child protection issues and support to vulnerable children and families has launched.



SFT savings pave way for 12 new schools

30 August 2012

Savings of £131 million by the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) in the last financial year have enabled the country's school building programme to include an extra 12 new schools, according to the government.




Parents must do more to aid sex education

30 August 2012

Parents must play a bigger role in educating their children about sex as schemes in schools have "failed" to curb the number of teenage pregnancies, according to Scotland's biggest health board.



Homelessness fears

30 August 2012

A toolkit to help schools tackle their students' fears over housing costs and homelessness has been launched.


New £4,500 loan is a boost for students

30 August 2012

All university students will be eligible for a new loan of £4,500 per year from 2013 to help towards the cost of their studies, the Scottish government has announced.



No space for sport?

28 August 2012

Despite trying to capitalise on the momentum of the Olympics and create a school sporting legacy, ministers have faced a raft of criticism ― not least because of revelations about playing fields being sold-off. Beth Rowland reports.



Free school to open with just 37 students

5 July 2012

The future of the most controversial free school approval to date was in doubt this week, after the local Tory MP and the County Council urged that the plan be shelved.


The SecEd year that was

5 July 2012

This academic year has seen a torrent of educational change, with a mix of policy debate, Ofsted reform and union action. Rebekah Bell looks at the key stories covered by SecEd in 2011/12.




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