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Trouble being tackled and only way is up for Hawick High School, meeting told

Hawick councillors say the only way is up at the town’s high school after police were drafted into restore order in classrooms there.

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Police patrol Hawick High School to help tackle trouble

Police officers and extra support staff are patrolling the corridors and classrooms of Hawick High School in a bid to stem a recent rise in unruly behaviour.

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St Margaret's RC Primary School, Hawick.

Consultation under way on plans to shut Hawick primary school

Consultation is now under way over plans to close St Margaret’s RC Primary School in Hawick.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

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Morag Grant shows her remembrance artwork to military students at Borders College.

Student creates poppy tribute to Borders’ war dead

An art and design student at Borders College in Galashiels has created a poppy tribute to the region’s war dead to mark this year’s Armistice Day.

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Hawick High School

Four towns in the running for school upgrades

Scottish Borders Council is working to decide which of the region’s high schools should be next in line for investment.

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St Margaret's RC Primary School, Hawick.

Talks start on plans to shut town school

Plans to close a Hawick primary school took a step forward this week after councillors agreed to start a formal consultation about shutting it.

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St Margaret's RC Primary School in Hawick.

Hawick primary school earmarked for closure after pupil roll falls to 14

A consultation is to be held over the planned closure of a Hawick school as part of a Borders-wide review by education chiefs.

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At Borders College are, from left, construction lecturer Colin Waddell; apprentice Ben Herdman, of Kelso; MSP Jamie Hepburn; Kieran Wilkinson, of Selkirk; and Jack Scott, of Hawick.

Minister visits Borders College to meet apprentices hoping to be hired

Scottish Government employability and training minister Jamie Hepburn paid a visit to Borders College in Galashiels last week to find out more about how its apprenticeship programmes are helping young people build up their career prospects.

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Splash cash on high school, council urged

Children are being let down by a lack of investment in Hawick High School, according to a councillor for the town.

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Hawick High getting raw deal, council told

Children are being let down by a lack of investment in Hawick High School, according to a councillor for the town.

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Caitlin Cowan and Fergus Falconer with fellow Denholm Primary School pupils celebrating its sport award win.

Denholm school wins award for giving pupils a sporting chance

Staff and volunteers at a Borders school are celebrating after being recognised for their efforts to give youngsters a sporting chance.

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Pupils learn how the heart works as part of the initiative.

Schools workshop competition

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering schools across the UK the chance to win a unique fun-filled workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to inspire pupils to learn about how their hearts work.

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From 4 December 2017, candidates will have to carry out the show me question while they are driving.

DVSA releases new videos to help learners prepare for driving test changes

With less than three months to go to until the driving test changes, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published new videos about the updated ‘show me, tell me’ driving test questions.

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Research has highlighted that the working conditions of Scotlands teachers are extremely poor'.

Research highlights poor working conditions of Scotland’s teachers

A major new piece of independent research claims the working conditions of Scotland’s teachers are ‘extremely poor’.

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Police Scotland's campaign is aimed at the 500,000 students starting or returning to college and university this year.

Police campaign to help keep students safe

Police Scotland has launched a campaign to provide the country’s students with guidance and advice on how to keep safe.

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A new poll reveals the student of 2017 is more likely to be found at home watching films rather than going for a beer, with money worries occupying their minds more than their predecessors.

Students of 2017 swap nightlife for Netflix

Students today are as worried about their wallets as they are about their studies, showing a stark difference to their parents’ university days, new research shows.

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David Buchanan recommends a career as an STEM teacher.

Teacher recruitment campaign expanded

A teacher recruitment campaign has been expanded to target university undergraduates studying English and Home Economics (HE) subjects, including food, nutrition and health courses.

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