25 September 2019

Challenges facing headteachers in designing and implementing the Senior Phase in their schools have been highlighted in a report released today.

The publication, Senior Phase Headteacher Survey, gathered information and insights on the provision of Senior Phase curriculum across Scotland.

While most teachers felt confident that their school provides a sufficient variety of learning pathways, many cited issues.

Resource constraints, availability of subject teachers and availability of teaching staff were all identified as having a negative impact by around half of respondents.

Meanwhile timetabling pressures and availability of teaching staff were identified by over 70% of headteachers as factors that limit their ability to ensure continuity of learning as pupils move onto the Senior Phase.

Commenting on the survey’s findings, Scottish Labour’s Education spokesperson, Iain Gray MSP said:

“Headteachers have highlighted issues in designing and implementing the Senior Phase, and ensuring continuity of learning as pupils move onto it.

“Resource constraints, shortages of teachers and insufficient support from government agencies all add up to a headache for headteachers.

“It’s time for Mr Swinney to give our schools the resources they need to allow all pupils to succeed.”
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