A week in primary: 22 September 2017

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Inspectors are to explore how well schools are helping children who live in poverty. Education Scotland will look at the progress made in nine local authorities with the highest concentrations of children living in poverty, beginning in West Dunbartonshire. The government wants to close the gap in performance between children from rich and poor backgrounds. The inspections should be completed by December 2018.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has accused Ruth Davidson of having “lost the plot” after the Tory leader claimed Scotland’s “crippling” teacher shortage was being worsened by government ...

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