Education officials in Scotland are calling for schools to have greater autonomy in how they spend their budgets.
The final report of the independent Commission on School Reform made 37 recommendations that include schools having the freedom to decide what to teach their pupils; shrinking the local authority role in everyday school matters; and providing targeted support for schools in disadvantaged areas.
Chair of the Commission, Keir Bloomer, said that although Scotland’s schools are, in the main, doing a good job, there are some problems that have been developing for many years which need to be addressed.
Empowering schools to make their own choices will open up the sector to provide different learning experiences, said the report.
Mr Bloomer said: “Scottish education, at least at the macro level, is astonishingly uniform, and the problem with a uniform system is that it does not have the capacity to learn from its own varied experience."Read more here from Herald Scotland