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Scotland - Call for intranet project pause

A long-term supporter of Scotland's national intranet for schools has called for a moratorium on any further development so that renewed focus can be put on "getting the basics right".

Jaye Richards, head of learning and teaching at Cathkin High in South Lanarkshire, who carried out one of the first classroom-based research projects into the impact of the Glow system, said that "vast swathes of the country" had no plans to use it in the near future.

Two of Scotland's largest education authorities, Glasgow and Fife, have yet to commit to it.

Andrew Brown, newly appointed head of Glow at Learning and Teaching Scotland, which manages the system, said there was "fantastic support" for it within the education community, with 4.6 million log-ins to date, 1,700 schools being active users and all 32 local authorities signed up. ES.

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