Analysis: With teachers and pupils suffering mental ill-health, its time for a total school re-think
CommonSpace editor Ben Wray looks at new figures on mental ill-health for pupils and teachers, and finds excessive exams is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the 20th century thinking which dominates the school system
Combining primary and secondary teaching could see maths teachers multiply
The University of Glasgow has announced it will begin training educators to work between primary and secondary schools in a bid to boost dwindling numbers of maths teachers
SCOTLAND’S primary and secondary school pupils could soon receive maths lessons from the same teacher after Glasgow University announced it was to start training ‘middle teachers’ for a dual educational role.
James McEnaney: How to improve Scottish education
CommonSpace columnist and lecturer James McEnaney says the teaching profession needs far more support
WELL it's official: education is going to be 'front and centre' in the coming election campaign. We can therefore expect to hear endless rhetoric about 'closing the attainment gap', 'making effective use of new data', 'backing innovative solutions' and 'putting young people first'. Some of it might even sound convincing.