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A week in primary: 9 September 2016

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A Scottish council is to start the first phase of a wide-ranging overhaul of its schools which will include closures and mergers. Scottish Borders Council is carrying out the review against a background of “ongoing financial challenges”. However, it stressed that the move was not simply about making savings but also delivering benefits, including ensuring all children have access to a broad curriculum. On Tuesday the council’s executive committee gave its approval to get the process under way during this school year.

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