Teachers are ‘becoming a bit weary of change’

The fast pace of reform risks fatigue, says new School Leaders Scotland president

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If schools don’t have enough money and teachers, all bets are off when it comes to educational improvement. David Barnett is too measured a character to put it in quite such blunt terms. But the new School Leaders Scotland president peppers conversation with reminders of the stark realities facing teachers.

Speaking at the recent SLS annual gathering at Loch Lomond, he warned that local authorities were now so squeezed that education could no longer rely on the special protection it had often been afforded.

It is a warning he repeats when talking to Tes Scotland. “If some of the forecasts ...

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