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A week in secondary: 15 June 2018

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Parents are more to blame than schools for pressuring pupils to go to university, the Scottish Guidance Association has said. It was “very surprised” by a parliamentary report’s finding that many pupils felt sidelined by school if they did not aspire to university (“Parity of esteem – as long as you’re off to university”, Tes Scotland, 18 May). But parents’ organisation Connect has insisted that schools still focus disproportionately on university-bound pupils.

Muffins, cakes and traybakes served at break times are “undermining” strict nutritional standards around school meals, according to an ...

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