SNP Government funding of £50 million will be ring-fenced for the recruitment of approximately 850 extra teachers and around 200 additional support staff as local authorities plan for the re-opening of schools.
Addressing Parliament on Thursday, Education Secretary John Swinney MSP also pledged that £20 million will be allocated to help councils...
People who have been advised to shield because of COVID-19, will no longer have to do so from Saturday 01 August.
Those affected will receive a letter from the Chief Medical Officer Dr Gregor Smith, outlining updated guidance as well as the pause in shielding, which is possible due to the continuing low levels of COVID-19 infection in Scotland.
Statistics on school leaver destinations show that the gap between young people from the most and least deprived communities entering a ‘positive destination’ in North Ayrshire has more than halved since 2009/10.
The percentage has gone from 79.6% to 88.1% for the 20% most deprived and from 83.9% to 91.7% to the 20-40% most deprived.
Having long supported the ambition to have our schools return full-time on 11 August, Kenneth welcomed the Education Secretary’s decision yesterday after John Swinney MSP made a statement on education recovery in the Scottish Parliament.
Blended learning has been a contingency plan that was and is necessary and, for the last month councils and te...
Pupils across North Ayrshire will benefit from a further £8.8 million Pupil Equity Funding from the SNP Government over this and next year, taking the total allocation to £22,050,120 since the programme began in 2017.
For the first time, Pupil Equity Fund (PEF) allocations have been confirmed for two years to provide more certainty for head teach...