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Top 10 change makers in 2018

From the rapper dishing out tough messages on behalf of teachers, to grassroots campaigners opposing government policies, Tes Scotland finds this was the year in which many people spoke truth to power

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Tes Scotland person of the year: Darren McGarvey

Has there ever been a book that has captured the attention of Scottish teachers like Poverty Safari? It’s become something of a sacred text, cited time and again as a key to understanding pressing educational issues such as the attainment gap, mental health and adverse childhood experiences.

Perhaps the most significant message for education from author Darren McGarvey, the Tes Scotland Person of the Year, is this: health must be as central to school life as learning if troubled pupils are to thrive.

McGarvey, whose book won the Orwell Prize ...

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