University of Stirling is taking steps to support international students from red list countries arriving for the new term to keep them and other students safe. The UK Government must provide financial assistance for all universities to replicate the good practice at Stirling.
Motherwell and Wishaw MP, Marion Fellows, wrote to Education Secretary John Swinney last week to raise concerns about how pupils – especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds – were being graded. Following Mr Swinney’s announcement today, Mrs Fellows commented: “I am glad the Education Secretary has listened to and acted on the concerns raised by teachers, […]
MOST DEPRIVED PUPILS HAVE GRADES DISPROPORTIONATELY LOWERED COMPARED TO THOSE FROM WELL OFF BACKGROUNDS Following the publication of the Scottish Qualification Authority’s (SQA) results this week, Marion Fellows, MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, has called on the Scottish Government to ensure local pupils are graded fairly after those from more deprived backgrounds received disproportionately lower […]
Motherwell and Wishaw MP, Marion Fellows, has this week called for the Scottish Government to include the teaching of Scotland’s colonial past, and historical and present race relations in the Scottish curriculum to help tackle racism. Mrs Fellows, a former college lecturer, made calls in line with letters from constituents to support the Black Lives […]
Teachers will submit an estimated grade based on a pupil’s performance in each subject across the year which will be checked and validated by the SQA. Awards will be given by the 4th of August. After the 4th of August, a free appeals service will be available to schools and colleges, to allow them to […]
As the SNP’s spokesperson for Disabilities, I’m backing Axe the Reading Tax in their campaign and call on the UK Government to end this unfair 20% tax on eBooks and audiobooks that disproportionately impacts disabled people. Some disabled people need eBooks and audiobooks in order to access and enjoy the things that most of us take for […]