Consultation – New Education (Scotland) Bill

Earlier this month the Scottish Government began the consultation process on the provisions of the draft Education (Scotland) Bill. The Bill is likely to be the centre-piece of the Scottish Government's legislative agenda in 2018 and, as drafted, provides for significant reforms to the way in which education in Scotland is managed.

The key changes contained within the Bill are as follows:

A Headteachers' Charter to give headteachers greater control over school staffing, delivery of the Curriculum for Excellence and allocation of school budget; Place duties on headteachers to co-operate with parent councils on substantive matters of school policy and improvement and to communicate with the wider parent forum, replacing the current duty to inform and consult with parent councils; The creation of Regional Improvement Collaboratives to encourage closer co-operation between schools across local authority areas and to provide support and advice for improvements to the curriculum as well as greater support for pupils' attainment and wellbeing; The creation of the Education Workforce Council for Scotland, which will take on the currently existing responsibilities of the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Community Learning...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT