Judith Sischy, director of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools.
Sadly, the decision to end the assisted places scheme cuts off a much appreciated avenue of support for many deserving children.
This term, schools will be scrutinising the Dearing and Garrick reports. Doubts about the Advanced Higher and its currency must be quickly dispelled. The Government should not sit back as so much is at stake. Teacher training must be revalued so as to encourage high calibre students in all subjects.