The Scottish Government is consulting on ideas to reform education. The main aim is to help close the attainment gap. Ideas include:
• Creating a Headteachers’ Charter (more autonomy for headteachers)
• Increased parent and community engagement in schools
• More pupil participation
• Regional Improvement Collaboratives (a way to help local authorities work together)
• Creating an Education Workforce Council for Scotland (to replace the General Teaching Council for Scotland)
A quick read version of the proposed reforms can be found here.
The cross-party group of MSPs on the Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee visited Peterhead on the 29th January and heard evidence from a vatriety of stakeholders
The Committee held focus groups at Peterhead Academy and heard from the Headteacher, Department Heads, Teaching staff and pupils. Later in the day the Committee held focus groups with headteachers and deputy headteachers from local primary and secondary schools.
Our formal committee meeting was held and the official report for this can be found here.
Further focus group discusssions were held after the formal committee meeting the notes for the visits and the fous groups are noted below..