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heraldscotland
Standards boss accuses schools of exploiting trainee teacherssubjects such as mathematics, physics and computing with Scottish Government ta
Standards boss accuses schools of exploiting trainee teachers
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
subjects such as mathematics, physics and computing with Scottish Government targets for training places not being filled. Cosla, which represents local authorities, said councils took their duty of care to all staff very seriously, but agreed to... Read more
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heraldscotland
Top education officials warns Scottish schools 'exploiting' traineessubjects such as mathematics, physics and computing with Scottish Government ta
Top education officials warns Scottish schools 'exploiting' trainees
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
subjects such as mathematics, physics and computing with Scottish Government targets for training places not being filled. Cosla, which represents local authorities, said councils took their duty of care to all staff very seriously, but agreed to... Read more
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heraldscotland
Education board plans are a threat to Scottish education system, teachers warnbureaucracy on teachers and headteachers in schools." Stephanie Primrose, educ
Education board plans are a threat to Scottish education system, teachers warn
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
bureaucracy on teachers and headteachers in schools." Stephanie Primrose, education spokeswoman for council umbrella body COSLA, welcomed the support for local authorities. She said: "Scotland has a good education system, built on the strong... Read more
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heraldscotland
Teachers warning over plans for Scottish education boardsbureaucracy on teachers and headteachers in schools." Stephanie Primrose, educ
Teachers warning over plans for Scottish education boards
heraldscotland / Posted 5 days ago
bureaucracy on teachers and headteachers in schools." Stephanie Primrose, education spokeswoman for council umbrella body COSLA, welcomed the support for local authorities. She said: "Scotland has a good education system, built on the strong... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Report highlights 'worrying' fall in bus passengers in west of Scotlandexamples of initiatives from national and regional transport strategies through
Report highlights 'worrying' fall in bus passengers in west of Scotland
EveningTimes Online / Posted 6 days ago
examples of initiatives from national and regional transport strategies through to the Bus Action Plan following from the COSLA Concordat. Lots of these agreements and powers lie untouched so we should look at what can be quickly achieved rather... Read more
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heraldscotland
Report highlights 'worrying' fall in bus passengers in west of Scotlandexamples of initiatives from national and regional transport strategies through
Report highlights 'worrying' fall in bus passengers in west of Scotland
heraldscotland / Posted 6 days ago
examples of initiatives from national and regional transport strategies through to the Bus Action Plan following from the COSLA Concordat. Lots of these agreements and powers lie untouched so we should look at what can be quickly achieved rather... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
£4m Greenock Custom House project nears an endtransformation of the upper west wing is being funded by a combination of £650,
£4m Greenock Custom House project nears an end
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
transformation of the upper west wing is being funded by a combination of £650,000 from a Scottish Government and COSLA regeneration fund and £536,000 from RI and Inverclyde Council as part of their single operating plan for economic... Read more
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Scotsman
Scots pupils face ‘lottery’ over number of exams they can takesaid the issue was already under consideration by the National Qualifications R
Scots pupils face ‘lottery’ over number of exams they can take
Scotsman / Posted 8 days ago
said the issue was already under consideration by the National Qualifications Review group. A spokesman for council body Cosla said: “There is no inequality of opportunity in terms of presentation for these exams and the decisions taken by... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
School pupils face exams system 'lottery', claims think tankit goes much wider than the number of exams that young people study in one part
School pupils face exams system 'lottery', claims think tank
EveningTimes Online / Posted 8 days ago
it goes much wider than the number of exams that young people study in one particular year." A spokesman for council body Cosla said: "It is disappointing that this report has chosen to interpret the data received from councils in this... Read more
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heraldscotland
Fresh evidence of Scottish school exam "postcode lottery"said the report highlighted concerns the curriculum had been "narrowed". Howev
Fresh evidence of Scottish school exam "postcode lottery"
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
said the report highlighted concerns the curriculum had been "narrowed". However, a spokesman for council umbrella body COSLA said it was "disappointing" the report had "misinterpreted" the data. He said: "There is no inequality of opportunity... Read more
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express
SNP school shake-up FAILING children: Postcode lottery creates ‘inequality in opportunity'it goes much wider than the number of exams that young people study in one part
SNP school shake-up FAILING children: Postcode lottery creates ‘inequality in opportunity'
express / Posted 8 days ago
it goes much wider than the number of exams that young people study in one particular year." A spokesman for council body Cosla said: "To suggest that councils treat Curriculum for Excellence as a lottery ignores the quality of outcomes already... Read more
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heraldscotland
Lack of support leaves special needs pupils feeling 'stupid and useless'there were areas where support was not as good as it should be. However, a spo
Lack of support leaves special needs pupils feeling 'stupid and useless'
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
there were areas where support was not as good as it should be. However, a spokesman for the local authority umbrella body Cosla, said councils took their responsibilities for additional support needs pupils extremely seriously. He said: "Councils... Read more
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heraldscotland
Lack of support leaves special needs pupils feeling "stupid and useless"there were areas where support was not as good as it should be. However, a spo
Lack of support leaves special needs pupils feeling "stupid and useless"
heraldscotland / Posted 8 days ago
there were areas where support was not as good as it should be. However, a spokesman for the local authority umbrella body Cosla, said councils took their responsibilities for additional support needs pupils extremely seriously. He said: "Councils... Read more
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heraldscotland
Schools accused of suppressing attacks and abuse of teachersless then very very seriously. The whole notion of staff morale would be destro
Schools accused of suppressing attacks and abuse of teachers
heraldscotland / Posted 11 days ago
less then very very seriously. The whole notion of staff morale would be destroyed." A spokesman for council umbrella body Cosla said: "The safety of both staff and pupils is of paramount importance to Scotland’s local authorities and it has to be... Read more
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heraldscotland
Over half of Scots think councils as self-serving, new poll reveals“could start to overtake some third world countries” unless action is taken to
Over half of Scots think councils as self-serving, new poll reveals
heraldscotland / Posted 27 days ago
“could start to overtake some third world countries” unless action is taken to protect public services. A spokesman for Cosla said: "Our strong and long held view is that a more empowered representative democracy through local government and a... Read more
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heraldscotland
Appeal for overhaul of local democracy as poll shows over half of Scots see councils as self-serving“could start to overtake some third world countries” unless action is taken to
Appeal for overhaul of local democracy as poll shows over half of Scots see councils as self-serving
heraldscotland / Posted 27 days ago
“could start to overtake some third world countries” unless action is taken to protect public services. A spokesman for Cosla said: "Our strong and long held view is that a more empowered representative democracy through local government and a... Read more
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Greenock Telegraph
View from the Leader's Chairof government spending, most notably funding for local government services. Re
View from the Leader's Chair
Greenock Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
of government spending, most notably funding for local government services. Recent research by the local government body COSLA revealed that during the current financial year 2016/17, councils across Scotland are planning to shed at least 7,000... Read more
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heraldscotland
Holyrood Hustings: Health policies under the spotlightand Adolescent Mental Health spending. Unpaid care work in Scotland is valued
Holyrood Hustings: Health policies under the spotlight
heraldscotland / Posted a month ago
and Adolescent Mental Health spending. Unpaid care work in Scotland is valued at £10.8bn a year according to Carers UK, Cosla and the Scottish Government. Without our carers it is doubtful that Scotland’s health and social care services could... Read more
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Scotsman
Scots children served school dinners that exceed fat, salt and sugar limitsstrict nutritional requirements ensuring that pupils are offered balanced and n
Scots children served school dinners that exceed fat, salt and sugar limits
Scotsman / Posted a month ago
strict nutritional requirements ensuring that pupils are offered balanced and nutritious school lunches.” A spokesman for Cosla, which represents 28 or Scotland’s 32 councils said: “Let’s be realistic. Salt and sugar is a problem across all food... Read more
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heraldscotland
Holyrood Hustingsand Adolescent Mental Health spending. Unpaid care work in Scotland is valued
Holyrood Hustings
heraldscotland / Posted a month ago
and Adolescent Mental Health spending. Unpaid care work in Scotland is valued at £10.8bn a year according to Carers UK, Cosla and the Scottish Government. Without our carers it is doubtful that Scotland’s health and social care services could... Read more

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