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An Education Manifesto for 2021 and Beyond

Commission on School Reform outlines roadmap to recovery in its Holyrood manifesto The Commission on School Reform, the independent group of education experts set up by the think tank Reform Scotland, today releases An Education Manifesto for 2021 and Beyond, comprising policy recommendations which it argues would return Scotland’s schools system to world-leading status. The Commission …

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Assessment and Equal Opportunities in Scottish Secondary Schools: the role of examinations and coursework

Commission on School Reform says both exams and coursework must have a role The Commission on School Reform, the independent group of education experts set up by the think tank Reform Scotland, today calls for a full-scale public review of assessment in schools. The Commission, which is composed of teachers and other education experts, believes …

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Catching up the educational losses from Covid 19 – Update

Experts Propose Extra Eight Hours Per Week For Two Years The Commission on School Reform, the independent group of education experts set up by the think tank Reform Scotland, today asks the Scottish Government to set up a radical programme of catch-up to repair the damage caused to children by lost education during Scotland’s two …

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Commission on School Reform submission to OECD

The Commission on School Reform, the independent group of education experts set up by the think tank Reform Scotland, has called for the urgent reform of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). In a submission to the OECD ahead of its review of the Broad General Education (BGE) phase of CfE, the Commission, chaired by one of the original …

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Catching up: the educational losses from Covid-19

The Commission on School Reform, the independent group of education experts set up by the think tank Reform Scotland, today proposes six extra hours per week of catch-up lessons for pupils over the next two years, in order to repair the damage caused by lost education during lockdown. Professor Lindsay Paterson, professor of education policy …

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A Degree of fairness: fixing Scotland’s university funding crisis

Reform Scotland, the independent, non-partisan think tank, says today that all graduates should in future be expected to contribute to the cost of their university education. At present, only students from outside the EU and from England, Wales and Northern Ireland pay for tuition. Scottish students and those from EU member states pay nothing. The …

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A test of fairness

Reform Scotland has called on the Scottish Government urgently to change its advice to schools so that all pupils are again permitted to sit eight exams in S4. The demand is contained in a new briefing paper, A Test of Fairness, published today. Keir Bloomer, Chair of Reform Scotland’s Commission on School Reform and an …

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