Devolved School Management: draft guidelines

Draft new Devolved School Management Guidelines to local authorities, providing guidance on local authorities’ Devolved School Management Schemes regarding how they fund schools and the accountability and responsibility for financial decisions.


To support school improvement, headteachers are recommended to undertake self-evaluation drawing upon the most appropriate and current tools as self-evaluation toolkits. At date of publication these include: Education Scotland: How Good is Our School 4, Quality Indicator 1.5 Management of Resources (HGIOS4) and the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS) 'The Standards for Leadership and Management' (GTCS Standards). To avoid increasing workload no additional toolkit has been created.

Local Authorities can make use of the 'Expected and Recommended Summary' (Appendix E) to self-evaluate their schemes in addition to the peer review.



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