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A week in primary: 1 June 2018

Money targeted at poor pupils should not be used to reinstate services lost through budget cuts, education secretary John Swinney has warned. He said he had already intervened after one council, Dundee, cut swimming lessons for primary pupils but advised that schools could use the Pupil Equity Fund instead. Swinney also told the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee that teachers hired with money from the fund should get contracts for more than one or two years.

Scotland may gain up to 90 educational psychologists over three years, after a £4 million funding package was ...

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