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A week in secondary: 12 May 2017

A look back at the week in secondary education news

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Education secretary John Swinney has said education reform is “imperative” after describing results in the final Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN) as “not good enough.” Only 49 per cent of S2s performed well or better in writing in 2016, down from 64 per cent in 2012. Reading, listening and talking scores remained broadly similar to the last literacy survey two years ago. The government came under fire last year after Tes Scotland revealed it would be scrapping the SSLN.

Science graduates can lack the necessary social skills for teaching, academics have told the Scottish ...

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