A week in primary: 1 September 2017

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There have been fresh calls to improve help for vulnerable pupils after a BBC Scotland investigation indicated that some 250,000 children have no access to school-based counselling. On-site services were available in just 10 per cent of all primary and secondary schools. In February, Tes Scotland reported that nearly half of teachers who took part in a poll had poor mental health, prompting calls from an NHS mental health helpline for access to a counsellor in every school.

Schools, nurseries, colleges and universities are being called upon to help Scotland become the first “Daily Mile nation” ...

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