Changes to National 5s

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Following the Deputy First Minister’s announcement  in September regarding changes to assessment in National Courses, SQA have  now shared some more information on what the changes will be for individual subjects. The removal of units and unit assessments means that course assessments will need to be strengthened. The changes can be viewed online: http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/78398.html and SQA have compiled this […]

School handbook guidance launched following consultation

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School handbook guidance launched following consultation I was delighted that the School Handbook guidance was launched today at Musselburgh Burgh Primary School this morning. The event signaled the delivery of our commitment to update the School Handbook to ensure that parents get the information they need from their child’s school. School Handbooks are an important […]

Who does what in Scottish Education?

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Who does what in Scottish Education? The Scotland Act 1998 gave the Scottish Parliament power to make laws on devolved matters.  Education and training is a devolved matter. (others include health and social services, find law and order, local government, sport and the arts).  Employment and Social security are amongst the reserved matters. The Scottish […]