‘A slap in the face for primary education’

Government refuses primary heads a place at the table for its new Scottish Education Council

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In a move that has been described as “a slap in the face for primary education”, the government is refusing to include Scotland’s primary headteachers’ organisation on its new Scottish Education Council – the body charged with driving forward improvement in Scottish education.

Scotland’s secondary heads’ organisation, School Leaders Scotland (SLS), meanwhile, has been invited to join.

Greg Dempster, general secretary of school leaders’ body the AHDS, has written to education secretary John Swinney saying the move “continues to offer the impression that, as a system, we value primary and ...

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