No retreat on Higher Still
Raymond Robertson said that to date Pounds 5 million had been spent on Higher Still and Pounds 2.1 million would be allocated to developing the new courses in 1996-97. A further Pounds 2.5 million had been earmarked for staff development.
The minister also announced that a second round of feasibility studies would be carried out in schools in the first half of this year. Mr Robertson acknowledged the concerns over staffing levels and multi-level teaching and pledged close consultations with teachers to ensure the final proposals were "realistic".