A week in secondary: 8 December 2017

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Private schools are more likely to query the marks their pupils receive in exams, fuelling fears that the policy of charging for reviews is disadvantaging state-schooled pupils. Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) figures received by Tes Scotland show that private schools made around a fifth of requests to check exam papers had been marked correctly, despite having only about 4 per cent of the country’s pupils.

Financial sweeteners should be part of a range of incentives to attract school staff to poorer areas, according to a University of Glasgow academic. Writing in The Herald, Professor ...

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