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“The danger is going back and doing the same things the same way”: GTC Scotland’s Kenneth Muir insists education system must change post-Covid

Addressing how the education sector in Scotland has thus far charted its own course through the Covid-19 crisis, The General Teaching Council for Scotland’s chief executive Kenneth Muir pays tribute to teaching professionals for their show of commitment, but insists that to serve future generations well, the sector must learn its lessons from the pandemic and resist reverting back to old ways.

Welsh schools will not reopen on June 1, education minister says

Education minister Kirsty Williams has said that schools in Wales will not re-open on June 1.

Schools to be reopened in "phased manner", education secretary says

Education secretary Gavin Williamson informed the Education Select Committee that the reopening of schools in England is likely to come in phases.

General Teaching Council for Scotland elects new convener

Members of the General Teaching Council for Scotland [GTC Scotland] have re-elected former Aberdeen headteacher David Innes as the council’s new convener.

“It’s proving very difficult”: Jaybees Childcare owner discusses Covid-19 and the challenges it poses for the childcare sector

In conversation with The Parliamentary Review, Jackie Bell, the owner and manager of Lochmaben based nursery Jaybees Childcare, discusses the coronavirus pandemic and how they have sought to plot a course through uncharted waters.

GTCS CEO: Is cyberspace the future of education?

Ken Muir is the CEO of the General Teaching Council Scotland, the oldest regulatory body for teaching in the world. The organisation provides registration, regulation and other professional resources for more than 74,000 teachers and education professionals across Scotland. In this article, originally published in the GTCS magazine Teaching Scotland, he asks if "robot teachers and travelling by hoverboard" are really the future of education.

Kensington House leading the way for early years in foreign language education

A recent report published by the Higher Education Policy Institute [HEPI] paints a worrying picture for foreign language education in the UK, but one London-based nursery school is very much ahead of the curve in an effort to combat the issue.

Priocept vision of educating about technology underway

Research carried out by RS Components has revealed that four in five teachers now use education technology in each of their lessons, suggesting that one firm’s hopes of educating youngsters in how to use technology is being fulfilled.

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