The e-Sgoil is ‘a reason to come back to teaching’

Virtual-teacher platform designed for island schools spreads across the country

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A project that allows lessons to be beamed into Scottish classrooms has been described as “one of the best things” happening in Scottish education by a former education director who has conducted an independent review of the scheme.

The e-Sgoil – or e-school – based in the Western Isles became a reality at the beginning of 2016-17 to help tackle the teacher shortage, particularly in Gaelic, and to give secondary pupils in remote and rural schools a wider range of subjects.

It has helped the authority to deliver new subjects and to continue to deliver courses in the face of staff absences – a ...

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