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1-ST-PATRICK

Irish teachers recruited to fill Scottish shortfall

February 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Glasgow University scheme looks to Ireland to solve education crisis

Glasgow University is spearheading a scheme to recruit teachers from Ireland to try and fill vacancies in Catholic schools. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow has spoken of ‘acute’ teachers shortages in Catholic schools in Scotland and Glasgow University has responded with a new programme that will be introduced this Summer. 15 teachers will be brought over from Ireland, funded by the Scottish Government, for a Summer school to get them up to speed on the Scottish curriculum, before they spend two years teaching in a Catholic school. The teachers will spend four days in the classroom and a fifth day studying for a Masters Degree. If successful, the university will look to expand the programme. Moyra Boland, deputy head of the University of Glasgow school of education, told the SCO that as well as recruiting for Catholic schools in Ireland, they hoped to fill shortages in rural areas and in STEM (Science,... continue reading.

Latest news

5-SCOTTISH-PARLIAMENT

Scottish Parliament assisted dying group launched

February 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A new Cross party group has launched at the Scottish Parliament that will promote assisted suicide. continue reading...


School saved after non-Catholics praise Catholic education

February 17th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

St Peter’s Primary School in Aberdeen has been saved from an unpopular move after a... continue reading.


Bishop praises Mary, Queen of Scots’ Faith

February 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley praised Mary, Queen of Scots’ loyalty to her Catholic Faith... continue reading.


Face of Orkney’s St Magnus revealed ahead of festival

February 10th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A facial reconstruction has been made of Orkney’s St Magnus to help mark the 900th... continue reading.



Youth

7-SUMMIT-YOUTH

Young Glaswegians reach for The Summit of their Faith

February 17 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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Oban launch for Catholic Education Week

February 10 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By Amanda Connelly...

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Deputy heads share ideas on nurturing young talent

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Pupils raise £1,200 in SCIAF’s ‘real gifts’ campaign

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Glasgow flourishes for St Mungo

January 20 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


Opinion

11-HUGHES

The great rewards of teaching RE

February 17 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Josephine Hughes, RE advisor for SCES, on a unique challenge to the world of...

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Catholic schools combat sectarianism

February 17 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

This week’s editorial leader...

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Fr John dabs for no one, but a little exercise won’t hurt

February 17 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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The millennium generation are not lost to us

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A significant anniversary and a possible Scottish saint

February 10 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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  • SPECIAL 8 page pull out celebrating Catholic education week
  • Our new series on Pilgrimages traces the journey’s of the first pilgrims.
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