Rise in malpractice linked to pressure on teachers

‘Complexity and volume of change’ criticised after SQA publishes new figures

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Incidents of teacher malpractice have trebled in a year, according to figures published for the first time by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). School staff say they are not surprised.

We take a look at the figures and why they are on the rise.

So what do the figures show?

That last year there were 51 proven malpractice incidents – up from 18 in 2016.

What counts as malpractice?

The most common type of incident involved teachers giving improper levels of support to help pupils pass qualifications.

Of the 51 incidents of malpractice, 34 allegedly involved teachers giving pupils ...

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