Education Governance Review – Get Involved

The recently launched Education Governance Review is about how education is run in Scotland. If you are working with children and young people in any capacity, you can have your say as part of the Review. You can also help others to take part and give their views, including children and young people and parents and carers. The information below is from the Scottish Government and introduced by our Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney.

The Scottish Government want to hear views from every part of Scotland – from children and young people, from parents, teachers, practitioners and the wider community. We want to hear from those with a formal role in our education system and those who share a stake in its success.

Come to one of our events and share your views with us – information on the event to be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday the 30th of November can be found here.

You can also read a copy of the Governance Review and you can respond to the questions raised in the Governance Review. You can share any other views you have on the Governance Review or ask questions by emailing

The starting point for the Scottish Government is we have a good education system, with good nurseries and schools and good early years practitioners and teachers. But it’s also true that Scottish education does not deliver the same outcomes for all children, particularly children from the poorest backgrounds. The Review is concerned with how Scottish education can deliver excellence and equity – meaning to raise standards in education for all children and young people and to close the educational attainment gap.

The Review is interested in some significant issues and challenges – like giving more power to schools about what and how they teach, devolving decision making from Local Authorities to head teachers and schools, changing the way funding is allocated, developing more community-led learning particularly in remote and rural settings. There is an idea for new education regions.

There are a number of key questions posed by the Review.

  • What services and support should be delivered by schools?
  • How can children, parents, communities, employers, colleges, universities and others play a stronger role in school life? What actions should be taken to support this?
  • How can the governance arrangements support more community-led early learning and childcare provision?
  • How can effective collaboration amongst teachers and practitioners be further encouraged and incentivised?
  • How could the accountability arrangements for education be improved?

How to get involved

Give your response to the Review online by clicking here