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Voice on the road 2017: National Education Show, Cardiff

13 Oct

Voice on the road 2017:  National Education Show, Cardiff

Voice at exhibitions and events.

Bursaries not the answer to recruitment and retention crisis in Scotland’s schools

9 Oct

Bursaries not the answer to recruitment and retention crisis in Scotland’s schools

Dougie Atkinson, Senior Professional Officer Scotland, comments on news that bursaries are to be created for those wishing to change career and become a teacher in STEM subjects.

School staff under pressure

18 Sep

School staff under pressure

“An overwhelming majority of the UK’s education professionals say they have suffered physical and mental health issues as a result of their jobs”, according to YouGov research, commissioned by the charity Education Support Partnership.

Primary assessment – the good, the bad and the ugly

14 Sep

Primary assessment – the good, the bad and the ugly

The DfE has outlined far-reaching plans for primary assessment and accountability.

Education, early years and the Scottish Government’s 2017-18 Programme for Government #scotpfg

5 Sep

Education, early years and the Scottish Government’s 2017-18 Programme for Government  #scotpfg

Commentary by By Dougie Atkinson, Senior Professional Officer (Scotland)