Education governance – next steps

Scottish Government’s vision for education and the reforms we will take forward following the review of education governance.


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38. Scottish Government (2017c) Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy 2016 (Literacy)

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62. IPPR (2017) Autonomy in the Right Place: School Governance Reform in Scotland

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