The Scottish Government has published the results of the Education Governance Review consultation that ran from September 2016 to January 2017 – “Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve excellence and equity – a Governance Review: An analysis of consultation responses“.
The text below is taken from the Scottish Government’s webpage, ‘Education Governance and Review‘.
“On 15 June 2017, the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney, MSP, launched ‘Education Governance: Next Steps – Empowering Our Teachers, Parents and Communities to Delivery Excellence and Equity for Our Children’.
Scotland has good schools and great teachers but our ambition is to build a consistently excellent education system which delivers for all our children. We are determined to create an education system which ensures that every child achieves the highest standards in literacy and numeracy, with the right range of skills, qualifications and achievements to enable them to seize the opportunity to succeed. Current evidence shows while our system has many strengths there are also weaknesses and we must improve performance.
This paper sets out our work to fully deliver bold but necessary reform to Scottish education. The purpose of that reform is to drive improvement and to enable our education system to realise our ambition of excellence and equity for all.