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), what the remit will be of the proposed Scottish Education Council; what powers it will have to ensure that the system-wide focus on improvement is delivered, and who its members will be.
Answered by: John Swinney 21 July 2017
Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve Excellence and Equity – A Governance Review sets out a clear vision for education, one which is led by teachers and schools, where collaboration is key to driving improvement, and where all children and young people are able to reach their potential. As part of our approach, we are committed to establishing a Scottish Education Council by October 2017, to ensure that a system-wide focus on improvement can be delivered. Plans for the Council’s role, remit and membership are in development and an update will be provided during the next parliamentary session.