A week in secondary: 22 September 2017

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An Edinburgh headteacher has appealed to parents to help with a shortage of maths teachers. Bryan Paterson, of Trinity Academy, asked for help in filling two vacant maths teacher posts, blaming a “national shortage”. In the letter, Mr Paterson said teachers of other subjects with “a mathematics background” could help plug the gap.

This week Scotland’s Armed Forces children’s charity, the Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), kicked off a series of three conferences. Secondary pupils are given the chance to speak about the highs and lows of growing up in the forces, which can result in ...

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