Councils may go it alone
North Lanarkshire will next month debate proposals (TESS, May 28) to create new "pathway" courses covering primary 7 and secondary 1.
If the plan is agreed, Standard grade work would begin in S2 and the mixed-ability common course would be scrapped.
Stirling is considering the introduction next year of team teaching in early secondary to ensure that core skills are taught by a range of staff.
A planning document states: "All staff should develop expertise in the core skills to ensure that each teacher is perceived as a generalist and a specialist."