A TEACHER has been struck off the teaching register after giving two pupils false extra marks enabling them to pass an assessment.

Scott Shields, a business management teacher at Galashiels Academy in the Scottish Borders, provided false information to the Scottish Qualifications Authorty (SQA) regarding two pupils' NAB assessments.

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He has been prohibited from applying to re-register for three months. Applications to re-register are considered by a fitness-to-teach panel.