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A week in primary: 11 May 2018

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Cuts must not stop children from learning musical instruments, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has warned. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland had said that its student population would become less diverse because fewer children are getting the chance to learn an instrument. Speaking at First Minister’s Questions last week, Sturgeon said she shared concerns about local authorities reducing access to instrumental tuition.

Former chief medical officer Sir Harry Burns has said that education reform should not be “pushing nationwide testing”. Sir Harry, now based at the University of Strathclyde, ...

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