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Fair Funding to Achieve Excellence and Equity in Education - A consultation

Fair Funding to Achieve Excellence and Equity in Education - A consultation

Alongside Education Governance: Next Steps, Mr Swinney launched ‘Fair Funding to Achieve Excellence and Equity in Education – A consultation’.

The consultation seeked views on the Scottish Government’s future approach to school funding.

Education Governance: Next Steps set out our vision for a school and teacher-led system, where decisions about learning and teaching rest at school level.  The way schools are funded needs to support that vision. 

The consultation invited 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;

  • the principles that should underpin any changes; and

  • possible future funding approaches to support our vision of excellence and equity for all children and young people across Scottish education.

The consulation closed on 13 October 2017.