Scottish Labour

The briefing: school uniform grants

18 August 2017 

We think there should be a minimum rate for school uniform grants across the country – but councils shouldn't have to make even more cuts to their budgets to fund them.

What are school uniform grants? 

These grants to help low income families cover the cost of school...Read More »

It’s time to scrap charges on exam appeals

17th August 2017 

It's time to scrap charges on exam appeals 

What are exam appeal charges?

In 2014 the SNP Government introduced a fee if an appeal, or an exam ‘review’, is carried out but no change is made to the grade awarded.

Before then, appeal costs were met centrally. Now, they...Read More »

Every young person deserves the opportunity to succeed

16 August 2017

Today we are calling for the Scottish Government to set up an independent expert review into the senior phase of school.

What does that mean? We want to see if Third to Sixth year is working properly for everyone.

The review should focus on 5 things:

1. The impact...Read More »

Education must be the top priority

15 August 2017

This week marks two years since I became Scottish Labour leader. Three elections, a referendum on the EU and the near constant campaign around the constitution in Scotland has been packed into that time – now it’s time to take a breath and focus on what...Read More »

Scotland can lead world with Labour’s plan to end period poverty

14 August 2017 

Access to sanitary products should be a basic right,but too many people in Scotland can't afford or obtain what they need. 

That's why Labour MSP  Monica Lennon is proposing world leading legislation to end period poverty. 

Monica has has launched a consultation on her Member's Bill which proposes:

•             Put...Read More »

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