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Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve Excellence and Equity – a governance review

The Education Governance Review consultation closed on 6 January 2017.

A next steps document will be published in June 2017.

On 23 March 2017 the Deputy First Minsiter spoke at Queen Margaret University - Excellence and equity in Scottish education - from the early years into adulthood.

The Deputy First Minister said:

"We will bring our plans forward in due course – and to Parliament in the first instance – so I will not go into great detail today but I will give these pledges: our reforms will be built on the best evidence of what will work. They will empower schools. They will not take the overly prescriptive, top-down approach so damaging elsewhere in these islands. And they will, rightly, put children and young people right at the heart of school education.

These will be major changes. And I know change is difficult. It would be easy to accept the status-quo. But doing more of the same will not achieve our ambitions for our children and young people and their future. Therefore we will change our approach to the delivery of education. I intend to publish a Next Steps document in June setting out how we will build on the proposals in the Education Governance Review and consult on our commitment to a funding formula."

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