In September 2016 a Governance Review of Scottish Education was launched, titled ‘Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve excellence and equity in education.’ The review is an opportunity for children and young people, parents, teachers, practitioners and the wider community to share their views on how schools in Scotland are run. People are encouraged to add their voices by responding to the review in writing. The review will run until 6 January 2017.
The review states that education is the defining mission of the current Government. There is a commitment to delivering excellence and equity for all children and young people – raising standards for all and closing the educational attainment gap between the children from the most and least deprived areas in Scotland. The Government believes that decisions about children’s learning and school life should be taken at school level, supported by parents and the local community.