Concern over proposed changes to Scotland’s education system

schoolScotland has been working on plans to improve its education system, but critics feel that the proposed reforms are too much, too fast.

Councils and local government bodies have said in comments to the Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney, that if changes are rushed through then they “could do irreparable damage for future generations,” reports the BBC.

Amongst the government’s objectives are to “extend to individual schools responsibilities that currently sit solely with local authorities, allocate more resources directly to head teachers and enable them to take decisions based on local circumstances”.

However, a spokesperson for the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) said that councils already have all the mechanisms in place to support pupils if external services are required.
A forthcoming summit on 15th June will debate the issues to see what progress can be made.

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