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Cost of new Scottish school tests £12m over five yearsEarlier this year, Cosla, the umbrella body for councils, said investment made
Cost of new Scottish school tests £12m over five years
heraldscotland / Posted 4 days ago
Earlier this year, Cosla, the umbrella body for councils, said investment made by local authorities into existing standardised tests was around £1m annually. However, the Scottish Government has previously promised to meet the costs in full. The... Read more
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Teachers attack SNP plans to reduce role of councils in running of schoolsdemocratic authority control and could threaten the gains already achieved." E
Teachers attack SNP plans to reduce role of councils in running of schools
heraldscotland / Posted 10 days ago
democratic authority control and could threaten the gains already achieved." Earlier this week, local government body Cosla urged the Education Secretary to "proceed with caution" ahead of the summit on school reform and raising... Read more
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Scotsman
Councils warn John Swinney over ‘hasty’ school changesthat “hasty” changes to the education system “could do irreparable damage for f
Councils warn John Swinney over ‘hasty’ school changes
Scotsman / Posted 11 days ago
that “hasty” changes to the education system “could do irreparable damage for future generations”. Local government body Cosla urged the Education Secretary to “proceed with caution” ahead of tomorrow’s Scottish Government summit on school reform... Read more
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Councils warn John Swinney: Education changes 'could do irreparable damage'allocate more resources directly to headteachers and enable them to take decisi
Councils warn John Swinney: Education changes 'could do irreparable damage'
heraldscotland / Posted 12 days ago
allocate more resources directly to headteachers and enable them to take decisions based on local circumstances". Cosla's education spokeswoman, councillor Stephanie Primrose, defended the education service delivered by councils. She... Read more
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Councils lobby for caution on SNP proposals for regional schools boards.Swinney on Wednesday. Stephanie Primrose, an SNP councillor from East Ayrshire
Councils lobby for caution on SNP proposals for regional schools boards.
heraldscotland / Posted 12 days ago
Swinney on Wednesday. Stephanie Primrose, an SNP councillor from East Ayrshire who speaks for the national councils body Cosla, said: "I would appeal to Mr Swinney to proceed with caution. "The aim of central government, local government and all... Read more
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Scottish ministers dismiss tourism 'bed tax' after industry outcryspokesman for the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, the local authority
Scottish ministers dismiss tourism 'bed tax' after industry outcry
heraldscotland / Posted 23 days ago
spokesman for the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, the local authority umbrella organisation, said: “What Cosla has asked for is the power to introduce discretionary taxes. "If such a power was granted by the Scottish Government,... Read more
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'Travesty' as quarter of Scots shunned by ministers on core bread and butter issues, councils claimThe four Labour-led authorities split from councils' umbrella body Cosla around
'Travesty' as quarter of Scots shunned by ministers on core bread and butter issues, councils claim
heraldscotland / Posted 26 days ago
The four Labour-led authorities split from councils' umbrella body Cosla around 18 months ago over how Government funding was being distributed and where power within the organisation was focused. The latest row follows a letter sent to First... Read more
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Scottish headteachers call for direct funding of schoolsaround the deployment of teaching and support staff." Earlier this week David
Scottish headteachers call for direct funding of schools
heraldscotland / Posted 28 days ago
around the deployment of teaching and support staff." Earlier this week David O’Neill, president of council umbrella body Cosla, said altering how schools were funded or run "could make things worse" by effectively ring-fencing money in the... Read more
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Councils attack SNP moves to give more money to headteacherswith headteachers running the devolved management budgets." However, David O’N
Councils attack SNP moves to give more money to headteachers
heraldscotland / Posted 29 days ago
with headteachers running the devolved management budgets." However, David O’Neill, president of council umbrella body Cosla, described the comments as "not a very good start from the new Scottish Government" in terms of developing a... Read more
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Councils attack SNP moves to give more cash to headteacherswith headteachers running the devolved management budgets." However, David O’N
Councils attack SNP moves to give more cash to headteachers
heraldscotland / Posted 29 days ago
with headteachers running the devolved management budgets." However, David O’Neill, president of council umbrella body Cosla, described the comments as "not a very good start from the new Scottish Government" in terms of developing a... Read more
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