A week in secondary: 4 May 2018

Overly elaborate school uniforms are unaffordable for many families and are stigmatising poor children, MSPs have heard. EIS union assistant secretary Andrea Bradley said that at a time when many families are facing “growing financial difficulty”, schools should review their uniform policies for “things like braiding [and] school-logoed polo shirts”, which she said were “unnecessary fripperies”.

A third Gaelic school in Glasgow will open in 2019, as ministers say demand for education in the language is continuing to grow. Education secretary John Swinney announced that £1.9 million would be ...

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