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A week in secondary: 11 May 2018

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The long summer holiday should be scrapped, a child poverty expert has said. It was introduced a century ago because young people were needed to help bring in the harvest, but Lindsay Graham calls for a “radical rethink”, arguing that the long break is “a travesty” that sees disadvantaged children fall behind in their learning.

Secondary teachers will be asked to throw their weight behind potential strike action. The opening motion at the annual meeting of the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association, on 18 and 19 May, highlights “the damage caused by a number of years of pay cuts”. SSTA ...

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