St Joseph's primary
Classrooms need independence too: The case for St Joseph's primary
Campaigners Paula Speirs and Andrew McFadyen make the case for turning St Joseph's primary in Milngavie into a community school partnership to avoid its closure
THE single most important issue in Scotland today is to ensure that every child gets the best possible education at every stage of their school career. That's why Nicola Sturgeon has put education at the heart of her party's manifesto for this year's Holyrood election.
Exclusive: Non-religious schools now following St Joseph's and Al-Qalam in schools row
St Joseph's and Al-Qalam schools could be joined by non-religious schools in new scheme
THE HOMETOWN FOUNDATION, which is aiding two religious schools in Scotland seeking a new funding arrangement with the Scottish Government, is also working with several non-religious schools, CommonSpace can reveal.
The Observer: How one small Scottish school could shake up education
We should all support the plan to turn St Joseph's in Milngavie into Scotland's first community partnership school, writes Kevin McKenna
WITHIN the handsome walls of douce Milngavie, just a few miles north of Glasgow, a campaign is building that may yet change the face of education in Scotland. The intended closure of St Joseph's primary, a much-loved, 140-year-old school at the heart of its community, has awoken in the breasts of parents a crusading zeal that is challenging shibboleths about how this country teaches its children.
Labour Hame: The democratic deficit in Scottish education
By journalist and parent at St Joseph's primary in Milngavie Andrew McFadyen
THE Labour Party should give three cheers for parents at St Joseph's Primary school in Milngavie.
The Parent Council's audacious plan to make St Joseph's the first community-led school in Scotland featured offers Jim Murphy a chance to do something bold and radical that could benefit children for generations to come.
What began as a campaign to save a popular local school from closure has created a much-needed debate about the democratisation of Scottish education.