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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

On 15 June 2017, the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney, MSP, launched ‘Education Governance: Next Steps - Empowering Our Teachers, Parents and Communities to Delivery Excellence and Equity for Our Children

Scotland has good schools and great teachers but our ambition is to build a consistently excellent education system which delivers for all our children.

We are determined to create an education system which ensures that every child achieves the highest standards in literacy and numeracy, with the right range of skills, qualifications and achievements to enable them to seize the opportunity to succeed.  Current evidence shows while our system has many strengths there are also weaknesses and we must improve performance.

This paper sets out our work to fully deliver bold but necessary reform to Scottish education.  The purpose of that reform is to drive improvement and to enable our education system to realise our ambition of excellence and equity for all. 

Education Governance: Next Steps – Empowering Our Teachers, Parents and Communities to Deliver Excellence and Equity for Our Children – An executive summary was also published on 15 June 2017.

Parents and teachers may find it helpful to note the letters that were sent to teachers and practitioners and parent councils by Mr Swinney on 15 June 2017.