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Piecing Together the Jigsaw Policy Lab 2: child poverty and the education system

Piecing Together the Jigsaw is a Common Weal and Edinburgh University project to connect the politics of child poverty, education and welfare together through participatory discussion and learning. The second Policy Lab of this project on Friday 25 November will look at education and attainment. Here, teacher Robert Connell offers his thoughts on the relationship between child poverty and the education system.

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Petition on military visits to Scottish schools to be heard at Holyrood

Group cites data as proof concerning trend of military involvement in schools

A PETITION calling for more transparency and over sight of visit made by the armed forces to Scottish schools will be heard by Holyrood this Thursday.

The groups ForcesWatch and Quakers in Scotland were responding to data obtained showing that the military in Scotland make a disproportionately high number of visits to Scottish schools and colleges, compared to England.

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