A week in primary: 9 February 2018

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Fewer than one in 10 schools in has a finance committee providing oversight of the Scottish government’s flagship Pupil Equity Fund (PEF), a survey by the EIS teaching union has found. It has raised concerns that too much control is in the hands of headteachers. Last week the government announced details of PEF allocations for 2018-19, with £120 million shared among about 95 per cent of state schools, including 1,939 primaries.

The NASUWT Scotland teaching union has shared details of its submission to the Education (Scotland) Bill consultation, which closed last week. The proposed extension of ...

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