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A week in primary: 7 April 2017

The week in review

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The Humanist Society Scotland (HSS) has ended court action over religious observance (RO) in schools after the Scottish government published revised guidance (bit.ly/SchoolsRO). The HSS welcomed advice that headteachers should ensure children’s views about their involvement in RO are considered, but stated that there was still no statutory right to opt out, as is the case in England and Wales.

Schools have seen a real-terms reduction of £489 per primary pupil since 2010, according to national figures, while spending per secondary pupil has fallen by £152 (bit.ly/ScotSpend). Scottish Labour ...

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