South Scotland 13 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-48607769 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The travel time taken by hundreds of pupils moving between sites for subjects is not having an impact on their … [Read more...] about Pupil travel has ‘no impact’ on learning
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The News has contacted a leading sports psychologist to talk us through some of the key factors leading up to Sunday’s Checkatrade Trophy final against Sunderland. Pompey take on their League One promotion rivals at the showpiece event at Wembley, which will attract the competition’s biggest-ever crowd since its formation back in 1983.The Blues have sold more than 40,000 tickets for the game – their biggest Fratton faithful attendance for a game in more than 50 years.According to a leading sports psychologist in the north east, that could play into the Black Cats’ hands given their players’ familiarity with playing in front of bigger crowds and a select few having big-match experience at Champions League and international level.But according to Dr Melissa Day – a Reader in Qualitative Sport Psychology at the University of Chichester – other factors will also be in play, including the Blues’ 3-1 … [Read more...] about How Pompey’s win over Sunderland, Jackett’s experience and Blues fans can impact on Checkatrade Trophy final
More people have expressed their mounting concern about Highland Council’s phased funding reductions to additional support needs provision in schools.The council aims to save up to £5.9 million from the £36.1 million budget for ASNs over the next three years with the region having the highest reported number of ASN cases in Scotland.Both the council and members hope that attainment or the reaching of outcomes for pupils can be raised by training teachers to deal with ASN pupils and reintroducing them to mainstream learning.But it was particularly that move to bring children with “substantial” support needs at stages three and four on the ASN matrix back in the classroom that has sparked the outcry from parents, pupil support assistants and teachers.A spokesperson for local teachers and pupil support assistants who spoke to the Strathy on condition of anonymity said that most are concerned not about their job security but about the future of ASN provision and … [Read more...] about More come forward to raise concerns over cuts’ impact on additional support needs provision in schools
By the fourth of January this year, Britain’s captains of industry had already pocketed more money than the average earner will have taken home by the end of the year. The median worker in the UK earns £29,574 per year, but on £3.9m, the median FTSE 100 CEO earns more than that in three days. What’s more, top chief executives have seen their pay rising sharply in recent years. Their median pay rose by 11 per cent last year while their average pay rose by 23 per cent, to £5.7m (the fact that the average is higher than the median means even within this group, the richest are becoming better off). Meanwhile, much of the workforce faces stagnating wages and insecure employment conditions. For many in the UK, wages have not yet returned to levels reached before the global financial crisis in 2008. The rapid rise in income for those at the top of the scale and the suppression of pay for everyone else has driven a gulf through our businesses and society, and bred … [Read more...] about Can CEO pay have a negative impact on employees’ skills?
The UK's knife crime epidemic is placing a huge strain on the NHS, England's leading trauma surgeon has said, as new figures reveal an alarming spike in the number of young stabbing victims. Professor Chris Moran, the head of trauma for NHS England, said doctors and surgeons were battling to save younger and younger victims with increasingly severe injuries - a trend he described as "absolutely horrendous". More than 1,000 young people, aged 10 to 19, were admitted to hospitals in England last year for stab wounds - a figure that has more than doubled since 2012, according to new figures released by NHS England. The soaring admissions, Professor Moran said, was a severe pressure on hospital staff, beds, operating theatres and even blood supplies. In a stark insight into the situation on the frontline, Professor Moran said it was becoming more common to treat a child caught up in a knife attack instead of a road accident as they left the school gates. "The 4.30pm trauma call in the … [Read more...] about ‘Horrendous and heartbreaking’: Trauma surgeon’s harrowing insight into knife crime impact on NHS as young victims soar