A week in secondary: 22 June 2018

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The difference in the “positive destinations” of pupils from the least and most deprived areas nine months after leaving school has fallen from 11.2 percentage points in 2015-16 to 8.8 in 2016-17. However, figures show 43 per cent of last year’s leavers from the most-deprived areas attained one or more Highers, compared with 80.6 per cent from the least-deprived areas.

The impact of social media will be “catastrophic” for many teachers unless more is done to stop “bullying” by parents who are monitoring schools using new technology, the EIS teaching union has warned. It is calling for more ...

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