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A week in secondary: 23 June 2017

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The proportion of school leavers achieving at least one Higher rose from 55.7 per cent in 2012-13 to 61.7 per cent last year, national statistics show. However, pupils living in Scotland’s 20 per cent most deprived areas remain far less likely to achieve at least one Higher: in 2015-16, 42.7 per cent did so, up from 34.9 per cent in 2012-13.

Scotland’s teachers would be earning much more this year if wages had increased with inflation, new figures show. Analysis by the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, highlighted by Scottish Labour, indicates that teachers would be between £4,427 and £5 ...

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