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Education Governance: Next Steps - Empowering Our Teachers, Parents and Communities to Deliver Excellence and Equity for Our Children

Education Governance: Next Steps - Empowering Our Teachers, Parents and Communities to Deliver Excellence and Equity for Our Children

Thursday, June 15, 2017

ISBN: 9781788510455

This publication sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for education and the reforms we will take forward following the review of education governance. The purpose of those reforms is to drive improvement and to enable our education system to realise our ambition of excellence and equity for all.

Executive Summary

Education Governance – Next Steps: Empowering our Teachers, Parents and Communities to deliver Excellence and Equity for our Children sets out this Government’s vision of an education system which is led by schools and teachers.

Children and young people are at the heart of our system and their success fundamentally depends on the quality of learning and teaching in our classrooms, the quality of our early learning and childcare centres, and leadership in our schools supported by parents and communities. The people best placed to work with parents and communities to drive improvement for our children are our teachers, practitioners and learning professionals.

We undertook to review the governance of our system to ensure that each part of it – from early learning and childcare provision through to secondary school education – has a relentless focus on improving learning and teaching. We need a system where teachers are the leaders of learning in our schools, with the responsibility for delivering excellence and equity, and with greatly enhanced support available to them.