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Fair Funding to Achieve Excellence and Equity in Education

Fair Funding to Achieve Excellence and Equity in Education

Thursday, June 15, 2017

ISBN: 9781788510448

This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s future approach to school funding. The consultation invites views on the way education is currently funded in Scotland, the purpose of developing a new, more consistent approach to school funding, and the principles that should underpin any changes. It also sets out and seeks views on possible future approaches.

Executive Summary

This consultation seeks views on the Scottish Government’s future approach to school funding.

Education Governance: Next Steps, Empowering our teachers, parents and communities to deliver excellence and equity in education for our children (‘Next Steps’), published alongside this consultation, sets out our vision for a school and teacher-led system. The way schools are funded needs to support that vision.

The consultation invites views on: the way school education is currently funded in Scotland, including early years provision within school settings; the purpose of developing a new, more consistent approach to school funding; and the principles that should underpin any changes. It also sets out and seeks views on possible future funding approaches to support our vision of excellence and equity for all children and young people across Scottish education.