Scotland's children are returning to school this week with the debate over education in the country set to intensify.
The Scottish government wants to focus on its efforts to raise attainment and help disadvantaged children.
But unions are set to step up their calls for a 10% pay rise.
Meanwhile opposition parties are highlighting teacher recruitment problems and calling for an end to compulsory assessments for P1 pupils.
The Scottish government sees education as a top priority and wants to be judged on it.
It plans to…