Date lodged: 26 June 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the statement by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills on 15 June 2017 (Official Report, c. 46), how it will ensure that the proposed regional collaboration structures do not create unnecessary bureaucracy.
Answered by: John Swinney 30 June 2017
The Scottish Government has made clear its commitment to tackle bureaucracy in education. We will work with local authorities, national bodies and other partners to ensure that the new Regional Improvement Collaboratives do not create unnecessary bureaucracy, are fit to the local circumstance and provide an enabling and supporting role to schools across Scotland.