Scotland’s Deputy First Minister has called on politicians to celebrate the positives in the country’s education system.
Speaking at a recent regional meeting of head teachers in Dundee, John Swinney said that he was “horrified” at how he hears education being described at times by those in the Scottish Parliament and he wants to change that thinking.
He said: ““Do we have challenges in education in Scotland? Yes. But there are a lot of good things that are happening too. We need to challenge this narrative across Scotland.”
He went on to tell the conference that there is much good work and innovation happening within the country’s education system.
The Scottish Government has just announced a £120 million fund to help overcome the attainment gap in its schools.