Ms Sturgeon reiterated her support for her deputy, saying: "When we get things wrong, I want to be able to stand here and acknowledge that and put it right, because I think fundamentally that's better than simply digging our heels in and trying to defend a position we think in our hearts we didn't get right. … [Read more...] about First Minister Nicola Sturgeon apologises to pupils over controversial exam results
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Education Secretary John Swinney will set out the government's plan to fix the issue on Tuesday, with Ms Sturgeon saying the onus would not be on students to submit appeals. … [Read more...] about Nicola Sturgeon ‘sorry’ over Scottish exam results
She said: 'Whether it's the Prime Minister or anyone coming to Scotland, I can't wait for the date where I can say ''everyone come to Scotland and holiday'' because we're over the worst of this virus but right now we need to encourage everybody whether they're living in Scotland or visiting Scotland to take great care. … [Read more...] about Nicola Sturgeon warns Boris Johnson he must ‘abide by all the advice’ on Scotland’s lockdown as he prepares to take Carrie and baby Wilfred north on their first family holiday – which may see them CAMPING
Will it save Mr Swinney?To start with, even losing a confidence vote at Holyrood technically would not doom the education secretary. Unlike the government as a whole, there is no statutory requirement for a minister to go after losing such a vote - although in reality the pressure on them would be immense. … [Read more...] about Scottish exam results: What are the options to fix the system?
It was initially intended to examine the senior phase of Scottish education (S4-S6) following a critical report from a Scottish Parliament committee, which said there had been a "lack of clear leadership" from officials and "some narrowing of subject choice". … [Read more...] about Scottish education review delayed ‘due to coronavirus’