1. Responding to this review
This review asks a number of questions about the governance of Scottish education.
Responses should reach us by 6 January 2017. Earlier responses would be welcome.
Responses can either be sent through the Scottish Government's Citizen Space consultation platform, by email or by hard copy (a paper copy through the post).
The most straightforward way to respond is on-line through Citizen Space. Details are available in the Consultation Hub on the consultation section of the Scottish Government's website: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/empowering-schools/a-governance-review
Citizen Space contains some mandatory fields asking for details of the person or body responding to the consultation and whether the person or body is happy for their response to be published.
Email or hard copy responses must include the Government's Respondent Information Form which is provided in the Annex. This asks for details of the person or body responding to the review and whether the person or body is happy for their response to be published.
Emails can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org whilst hard copy responses should be addressed to:Empowering Schools Unit
There is no obligation to respond to all questions. We welcome responses to some or all of the questions.
If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential and we will treat it accordingly. All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this review.
Engagement events are also being held throughout Scotland during the course of this review. You can find out how to get involved in these through the Scottish Government website: gov.scot/educationgovernancereview
Next steps in the process
Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public on the Scottish Government Consultation Hub consult.scotland.gov.uk.
How will this be used?
Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with other available evidence to help us shape future proposals for the governance of Scottish education.
Email: Tracey McRae, email@example.com