The Commission on the Delivery of Rural Education was tasked with examining how the delivery of rural education can maximise the attainment and life chances of young people in rural areas, and the link between rural education and rural communities. The Commission also reviewed the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 and its application and made recommendations on the delivery of all aspects of education in rural areas.
As part of its programme of work, the Commission issued a Call for Evidence, which ran from 12 October 2011 to 12 January 2012, to allow all interested parties to provide written evidence and views. Almost 400 responses were received and, where respondents gave permission, their responses are published here. Please note some respondents asked that their responses remain confidential while others preferred to have their responses published anonymously.
Responses have been published in full as far as possible, however in some cases, it has been necessary to redact comments which may be seen to be of a defamatory nature or which may be prejudicial to ongoing legal proceedings.
The responses to the Call for Evidence were independently analysed for the Commission and this analysis has been published separately. The Analysis of the Call for Evidence takes account of all responses received, regardless of the confidentiality preferences expressed or any redaction exercised by the Commission in this publication.
All organisations which responded are named in the Analysis of the Call for Evidence.
The responses published here are the personal views of the authors and do not reflect the views of the Commission or its members; or the Scottish Government, CoSLA or their staff.