A week in primary: 10 August 2018

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Campaigners to make seat belts compulsory on school buses are celebrating the new Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Act coming into force, which requires dedicated school transport to be fitted with the safety feature. Eileen Prior, executive director of Connect (formerly the Scottish Parent Teacher Council), hailed “a step in the right direction”, but warned that belts were still not guaranteed on all journeys to school, such as those on public bus services.

An urgent review of school music lessons has been called for by the Scottish Conservatives’ education spokeswoman. Liz Smith has ...

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