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‘Love needs to be in the teacher’s job description’

New children’s tsar says pupils must be taught to stand up for their rights in school

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Bruce Adamson – Scotland’s new children’s tsar – is sunburnt, covered in midge bites and fresh from being dunked in a river at a summer camp for children who have been in care. But he would have extended his three-day trip to rural Perthshire if he could have done.

The set-up gave the children the space and confidence to tell “really powerful stories about their lives” and to share “incredible information about what solutions need to happen”, he says.

The consistent message coming from the children was that they had not felt loved, says Adamson, who began his six-year term in May. That is ...

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