“Collapse” in school support staff numbers in Scotland (updated)

27 May

“Collapse” in school support staff numbers in Scotland (updated)

An article in TESS, with comments from Voice Scotland, highlights a “collapse” in school support staff numbers in Scotland. Further comments in TESS.

Education, ‘the defining mission’ for Scottish Government

25 May

Education, ‘the defining mission’ for Scottish Government

Education ‘at the heart’ of First Minister of Scotland‘s priorities

Why Voice isn’t taking sides in the EU Referendum

25 May

Why Voice isn’t taking sides in the EU Referendum

It is not in Voice’s remit to influence its members on how to vote. How to vote in the referendum is a choice for individuals to make according to their own views.

Mobiles in schools: ban them or use them? (updated)

24 May

Mobiles in schools: ban them or use them? (updated)

Ofsted’s Chief Inspector has said that disruption during lesson times is often down to the use of mobiles. However, a Scottish Government working group has produced guidance on the use of mobile technology in schools (2014). Tom Bennett, the DfE’s ‘discipline tsar’ begins inquiry into pupil behaviour, including use of smartphones (2015). A former adviser to David Cameron wants under 16-year-olds to be banned from having smart phones and tablet computers (2016).

SATs stress. Update: take part in our survey

19 May

SATs stress.  Update: take part in our survey

The worst fears of school leaders and teachers were confirmed as soon as the SATs began…