Henry Hepburn

A week in primary: 17 February 2017

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An independent report into the temporary closure of 17 schools after a wall collapsed has concluded that only timing and luck prevented deaths or injuries. The collapse of the wall at Edinburgh’s Oxgangs Primary in January 2016, after Storm Gertrude, was among five such avoidable incidents at Scottish schools in recent years, which “proper quality control” could have prevented. About 7,500 pupils and 600 staff had to be relocated around the city while inspections and repairs took place.

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