Urgent safety review after Edinburgh school’s ceiling collapses

A MAJOR safety review has been ordered at all 17 PFI-built city primary schools after a roof tile collapsed at scandal-hit Oxgangs Primary where an outdoor wall facade previously gave way.

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An East Lothian schoolgirl's award-winning accessible toilet sign has gone on display on the door of Fort Kinnaird's disabled toilet and bathroom facilities in a bid to make them more welcoming for people with hidden disabilities or long-term illnesses.

Schoolgirl inspires Fort Kinnaird to upgrade toilet facilities for ‘hidden’ disabled

ONE of the area’s busiest shopping centres has moved to upgrade its disabled facilities – thanks to an idea by a 12-year-old schoolgirl from East Lothian.

Oxgangs Primary School. Picture: TSPL

Pupil struck by ceiling tile at Oxgangs Primary

A PUPIL was struck by a ceiling tile which fell off during an after-school club at a city primary.

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Edinburgh City Chambers

Budget clash over cash for Edinburgh schools

EDUCATION convener Ian Perry has rejected opposition claims that Edinburgh’s SNP-Labour coalition is not investing enough money in new schools for the Capital.

The revamped Boroughmuir High School

Boroughmuir High evacuated on day it opens for first time

PUPILS were evacuated from a new school by firefighters on the day it opened for lessons.

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Care at home is seen as the ideal situation for many.

Care in crisis: Edinburgh’s social care leader outlines how extra £4 million will be invested

AN army of interns could be recruited to help tackle the Capital’s care crisis, the city’s health chief has revealed.

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University of Edinburgh students demand lecture strike compensation

EDINBURGH University students are demanding compensation for lectures they will miss due to the upcoming lecturers strike.

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Anas Sarwar said more needed to be done to encourage ethnic minorities to enter the teaching profession in Scotland. Picture: John Devlin

Scotland needs more ethnic minority head teachers, says Sarwar

A senior Labour MSP has called for action to tackle the lack of ethnic minorities employed in senior education roles in Scotland.

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Concerns over ‘diluted’ teacher training standards

Concerns have been raised after universities in Scotland to accept students on to teacher training courses even if they do not hold basic qualifications in English and maths

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When did the good old Scottish school disco turn into a High School Prom?

Susan Morrison: Down with Proms, bring back school discos!

The Sixth Year Leavers Disco. Ah, the tales we heard as we rose through the years at secondary. Everyone knew that the final bash for the leaving year was epic in its debauchery and rivalled the last days of Rome for licentious behaviour.

Edinburgh University researcher in chemical spill alert

Edinburgh University researcher in chemical spill alert

A LUCKLESS lab worker triggered a major chemical alert this afternoon after breaking out in a rash while working with bleach.

Linda Russell with Donna Squires, Penny Baillie and Julia Grindley from Edinburgh School Uniform Bank

Poor pupils in Edinburgh missing out on school uniform assistance

Donning a smart new uniform marks the first day back at school for many but for city kids living in poverty it can be fraught with stress.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are visiting Edinburgh today. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Young city musicians to perform for Prince Harry and Meghan visit

A GROUP of young people will give the performance of a lifetime when they entertain Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during the couple’s first official joint visit to Scotland today.

Stockbridge Primary. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Kids could be left without classroom due to planning gaffe

Children at an overcrowded city centre school could be left without a classroom at the start of the next school year – after the council’s own planning department failed to grant permission in time for building work to be completed.

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Trinity Academy had been struggling to recruit a maths teacher.

Edinburgh school fills maths teacher vacancy

Trinity Academy have confirmed that two positions have been filled at the school following months of staff shortages.

Ann Henderson. Picture: contributed

Bid for female Rector at University of Edinburgh

A LONG-SERVING trade unionist and equality campaigner is bidding to become only the second female Rector of Edinburgh University in its history.

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Flashing lights outside schools should be reinstated, despite the 20mph limit

John McLellan: Turning off warning lights outside school a mistake

A little-known but intriguing aspect of the city-wide 20mph clampdown is the decision to switch off flashing warning signs outside schools if the street is covered by the new limit.

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‘No support’ from parents over Edinburgh schools merger plans

The force of local resistance to proposals for a mass merger of schools in Edinburgh reached a crescendo as a packed public meeting saw a turn-out of more than 250 people.


Video: Is this Scotland’s best school football pitch?

Pupils at Boroughmuir High School may be forgiven for getting slightly distracted if they’re playing football.

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Pupils at Edinburgh secondary school left to study alone after shortage of computing tutors

PUPILS at a city secondary school have been left to study the remainder of their course without a designated teacher after advertisements for a vacancy failed to attract any suitable applicants.

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