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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.'


Dornoch go forward to primary schools quiz contest finals in Aberdeen after winning local heat

Dornoch go forward to primary schools quiz contest finals in Aberdeen after winning local heat

Dornoch go forward to primary schools quiz contest finals in Aberdeen after winning local heat

19 February 2024

The contest is run locally by the Rotary Club of East Sutherland and sponsored by bakery firm Harry Gow, who provided lunch.


UHI student fund re-opens thanks to £60,000 business pledge

UHI student fund re-opens thanks to £60,000 business pledge

UHI student fund re-opens thanks to £60,000 business pledge

19 February 2024

RES has partnered with the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) to support a minimum of 60 students through their Student Development Fund.


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.


Closure-threatened Brora nursery is 'irreplaceable', parents tell education officials

Closure-threatened Brora nursery is 'irreplaceable', parents tell education officials

Closure-threatened Brora nursery is 'irreplaceable', parents tell education officials

14 February 2024

A decision on whether or not to go ahead with the closure plan will be made by May.


Rural parent councils say: 'our schools are beyond breaking point'

Rural parent councils say: 'our schools are beyond breaking point'

Rural parent councils say: 'our schools are beyond breaking point'

10 February 2024

"Despite heroic efforts of staff, the situation is gone beyond breaking point – the system is failing pupils".


Education manager's letter sparks fears over future of Brora nursery class

Education manager's letter sparks fears over future of Brora nursery class

Education manager's letter sparks fears over future of Brora nursery class

09 February 2024

Parents are holding a meeting tonight to discuss the nursery situation and the local authority has called a meeting for next Tuesday.


PICTURES: Food, fun and games at Helmsdale Primary School's Burns bash

PICTURES: Food, fun and games at Helmsdale Primary School's Burns bash

PICTURES: Food, fun and games at Helmsdale Primary School's Burns bash

08 February 2024

Helmsdale Primary School’s Parent council held a fundraising Burns themed evening at the school on Friday February 2.


PICTURES: Bonar Bridge Primary School's family ceilidh is a big hit

PICTURES: Bonar Bridge Primary School's family ceilidh is a big hit

PICTURES: Bonar Bridge Primary School's family ceilidh is a big hit

05 February 2024

The event in Ardgay Hall raised more than £500 for the school and the parent council.


Rosehall Primary School seeks help from Tesco customers

Rosehall Primary School seeks help from Tesco customers

Rosehall Primary School seeks help from Tesco customers

30 January 2024

A SMALL Sutherland primary school is seeking help from customers at Tesco's Tain store.


PICTURES: Victorian blast from the past for Melvich school pupils

PICTURES: Victorian blast from the past for Melvich school pupils

PICTURES: Victorian blast from the past for Melvich school pupils

30 January 2024

PUPILS at Melvich Primary went back in time to the Victorian period when they experienced what is was like to be taught in a classroom from that era.


Ullapool High School inspection highlights a "need to build leadership skills"

Ullapool High School inspection highlights a "need to build leadership skills"

Ullapool High School inspection highlights a "need to build leadership skills"

24 January 2024

The report highlighted the "need to build leadership skills" in the school, as well as praising the "caring and supportive environment" for learning.


Tain school told it has made 'insufficient progress' following inspection

Tain school told it has made 'insufficient progress' following inspection

Tain school told it has made 'insufficient progress' following inspection

23 January 2024

Inspectors will return to carry out a further inspection of the school within 12 months of the publication of this letter.


Highland schools closed in wake of Storm Isha

Highland schools closed in wake of Storm Isha

Highland schools closed in wake of Storm Isha

22 January 2024

Thousands of pupils across the Highlands will miss school today in the wake of Storm Isha.


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.


Thousands of Highland pupils hit by school closures as icy blast continues

Thousands of Highland pupils hit by school closures as icy blast continues

Thousands of Highland pupils hit by school closures as icy blast continues

16 January 2024

The cold snap with sub-zero temperatures is causing problems across the transport network with a knock-on impact on schools across the Highlands.


Golspie employability project aims to prepare young people to 'aim high' on job prospects

Golspie employability project aims to prepare young people to 'aim high' on job prospects

Golspie employability project aims to prepare young people to 'aim high' on job prospects

15 January 2024

Aim High aims to help young adults prepare for their first steps into employment.


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