#SNP19 fringes: Teachers urge action on pupil indiscipline while farmers union and Scottish Government clash over Brexit
Fringe events at the first day of the SNP’s Edinburgh Spring conference sees the NASUWT teachers’ union air discontent on discipline in schools, while the Common Agricultural Policy spurs debate
Education experts: 'Impossible' to know whether attainment gap is closing
Educationalists tell the Scottish Parliament scrapping of the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy will make flagship Scottish Government policy difficult to assess
- Education experts say scrapping of Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy makes it hard to measure changes in the educational attainment gap.
- Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy was scrapped by the Scottish Government in 2016 and replaced with Scottish National Standardised Assessments.
Analysis: With teachers and pupils suffering mental ill-health, its time for a total school re-think
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray looks at new figures on mental ill-health for pupils and teachers, and finds excessive exams is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the 20th century thinking which dominates the school system
TIE announce teachers panel to oversee new charity’s school resources and services
The new Teachers Panel will put teachers’ “voices at the heart of TIE”
TIE HAVE announced a new independent Teachers Panel to supervise the development of their school resources and services, as the campaign group moves towards scaling up as a fully fledged charity.
TIE’s three year campaign for LGBT-inclusive education in all Scottish schools won the support of the Scottish Government earlier this month, when Education Minister John Swinney announced that he was accepting all of the recommendations of the implementation group.