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A week in secondary: 20 January 2017

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Scotland’s exam body must improve its performance amid a “breakdown in trust” with teachers, according to a new report. The Parliament’s education committee has called for urgent improvements to the design, delivery and marking of national qualifications and in the Scottish Qualifications Authority communication with teachers. A survey, which included hundreds of responses from teachers, found that 67 per cent of 646 respondents suggested they lacked trust in the SQA. MSPs also examined the work of the Scottish Funding Council, Skills Development Scotland and Education Scotland.

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