Beth Dickson

The learning shouldn’t stop when you qualify

The time, money and resources spent reviewing initial teacher education might be better spent on developing a national programme of career-long, school-based CPD

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The Scottish government’s recent delivery plan, which contains detailed proposals for the improvement of the nation’s education system, is to be warmly welcomed. It has purpose, clarity and an emphasis on pace.

At the heart of Delivering Excellence and Equity in Scottish Education is a group of children, young people and families whose prospects are blighted by the multiple effects of poverty: indifferent health because of poor housing and diet; lack of access to school uniforms and outings because of low wages; delay in speech development from having fewer opportunities to speak and fewer ...

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