All school music lessons ‘should be free’, MSPs say

Image copyright Getty Images Music tuition should be provided free of charge in schools, Holyrood’s education committee has recommended. Some councils still give pupils individual lessons for free, but others have introduced charges of up to £524. MSPs said they “respect the democratic right of local authorities to take decisions about local expenditure and acknowledge […]

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GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes

Image copyright Getty Images All-female classes in cyber-skills are being set up by the GCHQ intelligence service, in an attempt to recruit a wider range of online security experts. Almost 90% of the cyber-skills workforce worldwide is male, says GCHQ’s cyber-defence arm, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). With warnings of serious skills shortages, the […]

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