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Barbers think outside the box to give homeless free haircuts

They’ve been transformed into tiny bespoke coffee kiosks, ticket offices for tourist attractions and even tapas bars after lying abandoned for years.

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Susan Morrison has issues with the 1960s attitude towards health and safety

Susan Morrison: My milk-snatching, jannie-sniffing school days

They’ve flattened my old primary school, the swines. It must have been a while back, because there’s an entire housing development on my old playground.

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The Traverse Theatre has taken its 'Class Act' education programme to Mumbai.

Edinburgh theatre takes flagship project to India

SCOTTISH artists have jetted off to India to inspire the next generation of playwrights as an Edinburgh theatre launches its most ambitious teaching programme to date.

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Parents at Drummond Community High are concerned about plans to turn the school into a dedicated Gaelic education centre. Picture: Ian Georgeson

John McLellan: Drummond High parents shouldn’t fear scary council

Communication of changes to Edinburgh’s schools is seemingly run on the basis of scaring the bejaysus out of parents so the screeching U-turn then becomes evidence of a caring and listening administration.

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The plans will be discussed at a number of upcoming meetings. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Meetings to discuss merger plans for Currie High and WHEC

Controversial proposals to merge two Edinburgh high schools are to be discussed at two upcoming meetings as campaigners vow to keep up their momentum in opposition to the plans.

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Allan Dickson has been allowed to teach again by the General Teaching Council

Teacher who shot at urinating teenagers allowed back into classroom

A MATHS teacher who shot an airgun at a group of teenagers who were urinating in his neighbour’s garden has been allowed back into the classroom.

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Rachel Guatelli and David sterratt, chairs of Drummond Community High School parent council with other group members. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Parents set for crunch talks over Gaelic school plans

COUNCILLORS say they will hold crunch talks with concerned parents at a city secondary in an attempt to ease tensions over proposals to move the capital’s Gaelic language schooling to the site.

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The S3 pupils during their lesson. Picture: Facebook

Scottish high school sparks debate over pheasant-butchering lesson

A teacher at a Scottish school has sparked fierce debate among parents after getting children in the class to prepare pheasants for eating.

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Thomas Sutherland and Emily Martin with a model  helicopter, designed as part of a new work placement scheme at Leonardo MW in Edinburgh. Photograph: Alistair Linford

Apprentices at defence giant give Scottish pupils a workplace wow factor

The first day in a work placement can be a terrifying prospect for Scotland’s secondary school pupils, facing a whole week surrounded by adults, hoping it will not be spent making the tea.

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Parents at Drummond Community High are concerned about plans to turn the school into a dedicated Gaelic education centre. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Gaelic plan for Edinburgh school branded ‘social cleansing’

FURIOUS parents at a city secondary school have accused education chiefs of attempting what they called “social cleansing” over tentative plans to redesignate it as a dedicated facility for Gaelic education.

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Drummond Community High School.

Readers react to protests over plans to move Edinburgh’s Gaelic school

READERS have had their say after education chiefs were accused of “social cleansing” over plans to redesignate a school as Edinburgh’s Gaelic centre.

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Ideally, teachers should actually like children

John McLellan: Schools should be allowed to ignore teaching council

Given Trinity High School has repeatedly failed to fill its maths vacancies, with similar problems at Portobello High, there is something wrong when an experienced English maths teacher can have her appointment by an Edinburgh school blocked by the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

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Teachers generally, and maths teachers in particular, are in short supply in Scotland. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Experienced maths teacher in England ‘told to retrain’ for Scots job

A secondary maths teacher who has worked in schools south of the border for decades has told how she has been stopped from taking a job in the shortage subject in Scotland due to regulations put in place by the national teaching body.

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Maths teacher is ‘blocked’ from taking job in Edinburgh

Maths teacher is ‘blocked’ from taking job in Edinburgh

A SECONDARY maths teacher who has worked in schools south of the border for decades has told how she has been stopped from taking a job in Edinburgh due to regulations put in place by the national teaching body.

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Lord Provost Frank Ross has made the One City Trust one of his priorities. Picture: Ian Rutherford

John McLellan: Edinburgh remains a sharply divided city

This year is the 15th anniversary of the One City Trust, the Edinburgh-wide charity created as a result of the then Lord Provost Eric Milligan’s Commission on Social Exclusion.

Opinion
The Liberal Democrats said 2,275 teaching posts had been readvertised in the last three years

Councils readvertise teaching jobs as thousands of posts not filled

Thousands of teaching vacancies have not been filled in recent years with councils forced to readvertise posts, it has emerged.

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shortfall: Schools are advertising teaching jobs multiple times

Many councils forced to 
readvertise teaching posts

Thousands of teaching vacancies have not been filled in recent years with councils forced to readvertise posts, it has emerged.

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The Edinburgh establishment has been named amongst 10 of Britains most beautiful universities. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Edinburgh named in top 10 most beautiful universities in the UK

The University of Edinburgh has been named as one of the UK’s most beautiful universities by a respected industry journal.

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Staff driving education reform don’t believe they can deliver

A major overhaul of Scottish education to improve standards has been thrown into doubt after staff at the national body driving the reforms passed a damning indictment on its ability to deliver change.

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Term time holidays can have a negative impact on other students.

A million days of term-time ‘holidays’ damaging education

Pupils in Scotland missed nearly a million days of education during term time in the past year – the ­highest total on record – because of unauthorised holidays.

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