A week in primary: 15 September 2017

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Schools must take account of adverse childhood experiences – from sexual abuse and growing up in poverty to divorce and mental health problems – if they are to close the attainment gap, according to a new paper published by NHS Scotland. Adverse childhood events (ACE) can derail healthy brain development, says the paper, which new chief inspector of education Graeme Logan has urged teachers to read. See bit.ly/ACEadvice

This week Scotland celebrated the 20th anniversary of the referendum that brought about devolution. The Tories marked the occasion by calling for the government to use ...

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