Education Governance Review
Education Governance Review ‘Next Steps’
The Education Governance Review ended in January and now the Scottish Government has published Next Steps - Empowering Our Teachers, Parents and Communities to Deliver Excellence and Equity for Our Children.The proposals are about reform to Scottish education, to drive improvement and to enable our education system to realise our ambition of excellence and equity for all. Some actions will begin in the coming months, others will require new legislation.
Consultation on funding for Scottish education
As part of the ‘next steps’ The Scottish Government has also published a consultation called Fair Funding to Achieve Excellence and Equity in Education.
The consultation invites views on: the way school education is currently funded in Scotland, including early years provision within school settings; the purpose of developing a new, more consistent approach to school funding; and the principles that should underpin any changes. It also sets out and seeks views on possible future funding approaches to support our vision of excellence and equity for all children and young people across Scottish education. The consultation is open until October 13th 2017.
A reminder: About the Education Governance Review so far
The Education Governance Review consultation ended on 6 January with over 1000 responses received. The Education Governance Review is about how education is run in Scotland. 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 responses to the first phase of the Review are available here https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/empowering-schools/a-governance-review/