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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-05835: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 20 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government which academic or research studies it considered prior to the publication of the review of school governance.

Answered by: John Swinney 10 January 2017

The Scottish Government is committed to taking an evidence-led approach to the reform of Scottish education. The Education Governance Review is underpinned by current evidence on the performance of Scottish education and best practice internationally of the effective governance of education systems.

The key sources and documents used to inform our approach to the review are set out in chapter 10 (“Evidence and Reference Materials”) on page 20 of “Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve excellence and equity in education: A governance review”, which is available on the Scottish Government website: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/09/1251.