By Bob Doris MSP
Update 11th August 2020
As you will know by now, the Education Secutary John Swinney offered an apology to Scotland’s pupils who had been awarded certificated grades which were lower than teacher estimates. This was due to a system of moderation applied by the SQA. Mr Swinney will now use his powers of direction as a Scottish Minister to ensure that every pupil in that situation will now have their teacher estimates upheld and certificates will be re-issued accordingly.
Posted by office team
Provisional dates for the relaxation of travel restrictions, restarting of the hospitality industry and reopening of hairdressers are among further route map measures announced today (Wednesday 24, June) by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Setting out indicative dates, the First Minister stressed that while sustained progress has been made to suppress coronavirus (COVID-19), the changes remain contingent on scientific and public health advice.