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Classroom at Broughton Primary closes after ceiling collapses

A primary school classroom has been closed after part of a the ceiling fell off on Wednesday September 20.

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MSPs are considering fresh legislation that seeks to address issues raised in a Supreme Court legal ruling on the Named Persons policy. Picture: TSPL

Scots teachers could face court under new Named Person plan

Scots headteachers could find themselves facing court action under controversial new Named Person proposals, legal chiefs have warned MSPs

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Boroughmuir High School. Picture: Jon Savage

Parents paying £122k more for house in Boroughmuir catchment area

Parents determined to get their child into the catchment area for Boroughmuir High school in Edinburgh – one of Scotland’s leading state schools – need to pay £121,952 more than they would for properties in surrounding areas, research released today reveals.

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Liam and his mother Caroline love visiting The Yard

Charity that goes extra Yard for kids

THE MOTHER of a disabled child has described an Edinburgh charity as a “lifeline” after it was awarded more than £450,000 by BBC Children in Need to help with running costs.

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Surveys in literacy and numeracy reveal a decline in standards in our schools. Picture: John Devlin

Brian Monteith: As long as the Blob rules, schools will keep failing

Just how bad is Scottish education? Or maybe it’s not, maybe the criticism of our schools is just isolated rumblings of a few disillusioned teachers?

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Livingston Sheriff Court.

Boy in court over West Lothian school knife slashing

A teenage boy has appeared in court accused of slashing a pupil at a West Lothian secondary school.

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Fettes College

Fettes pupil expelled after taking ecstasy

A BOARDER at one of the Capital’s top independent schools has been expelled after turning up at a Sunday chapel service on ecstasy.

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Edinburgh is experiencing a population boom, with some catchment areas potentially needing changed.

Edinburgh Council may ‘make changes to school catchment areas’

Edinburgh Council has said it may have to make changes to school catchment areas in a bid to cope with the soaring number of people coming to the Capital according to reports.

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Nicola Sturgeon's government is under fire over its education record. Picture: Steven Brown

Scottish teacher writes furious open letter to Nicola Sturgeon

A Scottish secondary school teacher has written an open letter to Nicola Sturgeon in which he describes Scotland’s education system as “utterly broken”.

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Less Scot students are attending Edinburgh University.

Total Scots students at Edinburgh University drops while rUK number rises

The number of Scots enrolling at Edinburgh University has fallen alongside a 20 per cent rise in those coming from elsewhere in the UK.

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Edinburgh Academy. Picture: Jon Savage.

Seven Edinburgh Academy pupils suspended for aggressive behaviour

SEVEN pupils have been suspended at one of the Capital’s top fee paying schools amid claims of students fighting on the school grounds.

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Phone ownership could increase the likelihood of bullying. Picture; Michael Gillen

Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Kids aged between eight and 11 are ‘significantly’ more likely to be victims of cyber bullies if they own a mobile phone, a new study has found.

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Female headteachers in the Capital earn less than male counterparts.

Female headteachers in Capital ‘earn £6,000 less’ than male counterparts

FEMALE headteachers in the Capital earn on average £6000 less than their male counterparts every year, new figures reveal.

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Seamus Searson said low salaries created problems for Edinburgh teachers. Photograph: Jon Savage

SNP urged to consider incentives to bring teachers to Edinburgh

Education Secretary John Swinney has been urged to consider introducing financial incentives to encourage teachers to work in Edinburgh in an attempt to solve the staffing shortages in the capital’s schools.

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Police at St Kentigern's Academy in Blackburn today.

Boy charged after schoolboy slashed in school canteen

A 13-year-old boy has been charged after another teenager suffered a deep gash to his face after being slashed with a knife in a school canteen fight.

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SSPCA rescue giant iguana from main road

SSPCA rescue giant iguana from main road

The Scottish SPCA was called out on Tuesday after a giant iguana was discovered in a layby next to the A702.

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Knox Academy

Police probe pupil’s complaint of assault at Knox Academy

POLICE are investigating an alleged assault in which the teenage victim is said to have suffered a fractured jaw at the same school where a student burned a love rival with acid.

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Nicola Sturgeon answers questions during First Minister's Questions. Picture: Getty

Trinity Academy’s teacher shortage top of agenda at Holyrood

THE crisis over maths teachers at the Capital’s Trinity Academy made it to the Scottish Parliament yesterday when Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson raised it at First Minister’s Questions.

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Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon attacked for failure to fast track teachers

Nicola Sturgeon’s education record came under fire after it was claimed bureaucratic barriers were preventing teachers from relocating to Scotland to plug the school staffing shortage.

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