Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve excellence and equity in education: A Governance Review

Date: 20th September 2016
Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

This governance review is seeking views on how education in Scotland is run, including who should take decisions in relation to the education of children and young people, and how funding can be made fairer. It also asks about the support teachers and practitioners need to do their jobs well and how this can be improved.

Scottish Government are looking to hear from those with a formal role in Scottish education as well as those with a stake in its success.

Why Scottish Government are consulting

Scottish Government have committed to delivering excellence and equity for children and young people, raising standards and closing the educational attainment gap between the children from the most and least deprived areas in Scotland.

Scottish Government have aimed to take forward a range of improvements and reforms across education - including reforms to the curriculum and the workforce. The one area that has not been reviewed since devolution is the governance of the system itself. This review is about that.

Scottish Government state that they want to empower teachers and early years workers to make the best decisions for children and young people, and that decisions about children's learning and school life should be taken at school level, supported by parents and the local community.

This review seeks views on how education - from early years to secondary schools - is run to ensure that it is able to provide excellence and equity for all children and young people.