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Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve Excellence and Equity – A Governance Review

Education Governance Review

The Education Governance Review consultation (Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve excellence and equity – a governance review) ran from 13 September 2016 to 6 January 2017.

On 15 June 2017, we published the analysis of the consultation responses: Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve excellence and equity – a Governance Review: An analysis of consultation responses.

 

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.

 

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’.

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

Education Governance: Next Steps sets 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 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;

  • 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.

You can respond to the consultation on the Scottish Government consultation hub. If you are unable to respond online, please complete the Respondent Information Form and send to fairfunding@gov.scot or write to us at:

Area 2-A South
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

The consultation closes on Friday 13 October 2017.

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