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.