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Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

Highland Council rejects bid to protect teachers from 'pressure' to award good marks

21 February 2024

Focus on attainment was lost as councillors defend officials over a 'judgmental' education report critical of primary school staff.


Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

Highland Council education bosses blame poor attainment on primary school teachers

19 February 2024

Councillor Helen Crawford says asking 'teachers to mark more generously' is 'just a big sticking plaster.'


UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

UHI sites among 21 set to be hit by support staff strike action

16 February 2024

Strikes by Unison members are set to hit a number of Highland colleges later this month, after further industrial action was announced.


NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

NICKY MARR: Equal education opportunities too much to ask for?

14 February 2024

Comparing the opportunities that a tiny 28-pupil school can provide with what can be offered in a city school, isn’t comparing like with like.


Badenoch village school set to close

Badenoch village school set to close

Badenoch village school set to close

25 January 2024

Gergask is 'no longer viable'


SCHOOL UPDATE: 20,000 Highland pupils told to stay home in treacherous wintry conditions

SCHOOL UPDATE: 20,000 Highland pupils told to stay home in treacherous wintry conditions

SCHOOL UPDATE: 20,000 Highland pupils told to stay home in treacherous wintry conditions

19 January 2024

Thousands of Highland pupils have been told to stay at home today as treacherous wintry conditions continue.


SNOW UPDATE: More than 100 schools across the Highlands to remain closed after heavy snowfall

SNOW UPDATE: More than 100 schools across the Highlands to remain closed after heavy snowfall

SNOW UPDATE: More than 100 schools across the Highlands to remain closed after heavy snowfall

17 January 2024

Schools across the Highlands are set to remain closed today as heavy overnight snow is causing travel disruption in the region.


UHI announce the death of Colin Mackay who played a ‘pivotal role’ in forming the university

UHI announce the death of Colin Mackay who played a ‘pivotal role’ in forming the university

UHI announce the death of Colin Mackay who played a ‘pivotal role’ in forming the university

13 January 2024

He had a distinguished career and was a renowned gastro-intestinal surgeon.


Councillors set for Highland 'school estate emergency' showdown

Councillors set for Highland 'school estate emergency' showdown

Councillors set for Highland 'school estate emergency' showdown

10 January 2024

The north has the worst school buildings in Scotland but the council delayed the debate by more than three weeks.


Greens MSP Ariane Burgess welcomes £1.5m school meal debt write-off

Greens MSP Ariane Burgess welcomes £1.5m school meal debt write-off

Greens MSP Ariane Burgess welcomes £1.5m school meal debt write-off

25 December 2023

The Highland MSP said it would be a 'huge relief' for families.


'New' Grantown Primary School wonderfully bright for pupils

'New' Grantown Primary School wonderfully bright for pupils

'New' Grantown Primary School wonderfully bright for pupils

17 December 2023

Convener welcomes 'fresh and welcoming environment' after welcome refurbishments


Celebrating? Highland education chair should be resigning, claims Tory leader

Celebrating? Highland education chair should be resigning, claims Tory leader

Celebrating? Highland education chair should be resigning, claims Tory leader

12 December 2023

'Worst-performing' council should be ashamed, says Stewart


Threat of walkouts in Highland schools ends as Unison members accept pay deal

Threat of walkouts in Highland schools ends as Unison members accept pay deal

Threat of walkouts in Highland schools ends as Unison members accept pay deal

27 November 2023

School support staff across Scotland have ended a long-running pay dispute with council leaders after they voted to accept a new pay offer.


Kingussie pupils will join the Mock COP debate

Kingussie pupils will join the Mock COP debate

Kingussie pupils will join the Mock COP debate

24 November 2023

Wide-ranging Open University event takes place on Monday


Nicky Marr: Trust today's youth to take ownership of their careers

Nicky Marr: Trust today's youth to take ownership of their careers

Nicky Marr: Trust today's youth to take ownership of their careers

22 November 2023

At school my only dream career was to be a Blue Peter presenter.


Aviemore pupils are 'golden' rights fighters

Aviemore pupils are 'golden' rights fighters

Aviemore pupils are 'golden' rights fighters

21 November 2023

Highland education committee to focus on UNICEF awards


All school strike plans suspended as union considers new pay offer

All school strike plans suspended as union considers new pay offer

All school strike plans suspended as union considers new pay offer

03 November 2023

All school strikes planned by the union UNISON have been suspended for members to consider an improved pay offer for local government workers.


School strikes set to hit Badenoch and Strathspey pupils and parents after Scottish union rejects Cosla pay offer

School strikes set to hit Badenoch and Strathspey pupils and parents after Scottish union rejects Cosla pay offer

School strikes set to hit Badenoch and Strathspey pupils and parents after Scottish union rejects Cosla pay offer

16 October 2023

Unison has announced plans for rolling series of strikes with specific dates to be announced 'in coming days'


UK award joy for Highland group working to boost British Sign Language in schools

UK award joy for Highland group working to boost British Sign Language in schools

UK award joy for Highland group working to boost British Sign Language in schools

12 October 2023

WORK to boost inclusion through the teaching of British Sign Language has earned a Highland organisation a top prize in a prestigious UK competition.


Hear some of the inspirational tales among UHI Inverness graduates

Hear some of the inspirational tales among UHI Inverness graduates

Hear some of the inspirational tales among UHI Inverness graduates

06 October 2023

Students include a mum-of-three who started studies after the death of her partner and a woman who had been fleeing domestic abuse.


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