Henry Hepburn

What will the new year bring for Scotland’s teachers?

With the new school year approaching, teachers coming to the end of their summer break are turning their thoughts to the classroom once again. But what will 2019-20 hold for Scotland’s educators? With huge issues such as school funding and Curriculum for Excellence looming, Tes asked teachers for their hopes and top tips for the year ahead. It seems that school staff are, as always, determined to put their pupils first, writes Henry Hepburn

What will the new year bring for teachers?

So here it is: the new school year. For people who work in schools, the middle of August is like January for everyone else. After all the excesses – just swap the turkey and Quality Street for cold beers and overdone barbecue sausages – everyone is full of virtuous intent.

But what will 2019-20 hold for Scottish teachers bounding back into work with new ideas and fresh purpose? Will they be buoyed by the sense of “empowerment” that all the high heidyins in Scottish education are promising them? Or tethered by mounting workloads and shrinking budgets?

Everything they will do will be ...

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