SNP MSP Bruce Crawford has hailed Scotland’s Schools for the Future school building programme for investing £9.5 million in local schools in the Stirling area.
Families across the Stirling area will benefit from almost £1 billion of Scottish Government investment in free childcare, SNP MSP Bruce Crawford has said.
SNP MSP Bruce Crawford has joined the campaign to boost internet safety for young people – after pressure from SNP MSPs Kevin Stewart and Gillian Martin led to Snapchat removing primary schools from their search function.
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford marked Children’s Mental Health Week last week by meeting with Place2Be Scotland in the Scottish Parliament.
Place2Be is a charitable organisation that offers expert training and support for schools for children and young people’s mental health.
A total of 45 schools in the Stirling area are to receive £1,483,440 in Pupil Equity Funding – to help close the attainment gap in schools between the richest and poorest backgrounds.
SNP Councillor, and Convener of Education on Stirling Council, Susan McGill has welcomed budgetary announcements from Derek MacKay last week that continue to invest in closing the attainment gap in local schools.
Last month saw new students arrive for the very first time to universities and colleges up and down the country. What makes this year so significant is that more students from deprived areas have gained a place in one of Scotland’s universities than ever before.
Bursaries of £20,000 are to be created for those wishing to change career and become a teacher in priority science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) subjects – the Scottish Government’s Education Secretary has announced.
Local MSP Bruce Crawford has encouraged the local authority in Stirling to consider applying for a share in the £1 million fund to improve and upgrade school libraries in the local area.
With pupils across the country preparing to go back to school, 3,867 in the Stirling area will be eligible for free school meals this year.