Summary Of Questions And Respondent Information Form
The Headteachers’ Charter will empower headteachers as the leaders of learning and teaching and as the lead decision maker in how the curriculum is designed and provided in their schools. What further improvements would you suggest to enable headteachers to fulfil this empowered role?
The Headteachers’ Charter will empower headteachers to develop their school improvement plans collaboratively with their school community. What improvements could be made to this approach?
The Charter will set out the primacy of the school improvement plan. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this approach?
The Headteachers’ Charter will set out the freedoms which headteachers should have in relation to staffing decisions.
a. What are the advantages and disadvantages of headteachers being able to have greater input into recruitment exercises and processes adopted by their local authority?
b. What are the advantages and disadvantages of headteachers’ ability to choose their teams and decide on the promoted post structure within their schools?
Should headteachers be able to decide how the funding allocated to their schools for the delivery of school education is spent? If so, what is the best way of doing this?
How could local authorities increase transparency and best involve headteachers and school communities in education spending decisions?
What types of support and professional learning would be valuable to headteachers in preparing to take up the new powers and duties to be set out in the Headteachers’ Charter?
Are the broad areas for reform to the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 correct?
How should the the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 be enhanced to ensure meaningful consultation by headteachers with parents on substantive matters of school policy, improvement planning and curricula design?
Should the duties and powers in relation to parental involvement apply to publicly funded early learning and childcare settings?
Should the Bill include a requirement that all schools in Scotland pursue the principles of pupil participation set out in Chapter 3? Should this be included in the Headteachers’ Charter?
What are your thoughts on the proposal to create a general duty to support pupil participation, rather than specific duties to create Pupil Councils, committees etc…?
Should the Bill include provisions requiring each local authority to collaborate with partner councils and with Education Scotland in a Regional Improvement Collaborative?
Should the Bill require each Regional Improvement Collaborative to maintain and to publish annually its Regional Improvement Plan?
If we require Regional Improvement Collaboratives to report on their achievements (replacing individual local authority reports), should they be required to report annually? Would less frequent reporting (e.g. every two years) be a more practical and effective approach?
In making changes to the existing planning and reporting cycle, should we consider reducing the frequency of national improvement planning and the requirement on Ministers to review the National Improvement Framework?
Are the proposed purpose and aims of the Education Workforce Council for Scotland appropriate?
What other purpose and aims might you suggest for the proposed Education Workforce Council for Scotland?
Are the proposed functions of the Education Workforce Council for Scotland appropriate?
What other functions might you suggest for the proposed Education Workforce Council for Scotland?
Which education professionals should be subject to mandatory registration with the proposed Education Workforce Council for Scotland?
Should the Education Workforce Council for Scotland be required to consult on the fees it charges for registration?
Which principles should be used in the design of the governance arrangements for the proposed Education Workforce Council for Scotland?
By what name should the proposed Education Workforce Council for Scotland be known?
Email: David Hannigan
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House