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A week in primary: 20 January 2017

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Calls for Scotland’s schools watchdog, Education Scotland, to be reformed have been renewed. They came in the wake of a report that shows only a quarter of Education Scotland staff believe the body – which inspected 105 primaries in 2015-16 – is well managed, and over a third want to leave as soon as possible, or within the next 12 months. The results of the Education Scotland People Survey 2016, which surveyed 251 staff, were obtained by the Scottish Liberal Democrats. Lib Dem education spokesman Tavish Scott said: “The quango operates as both inspectorate and policymaker. That does not work. ...

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