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 body will have the statutory duty to deliver education once the proposed reforms are implemented.
Answered by: John Swinney 21 July 2017
Local authorities will continue to have statutory responsibility for the provision of education. As a result of the reforms to be introduced following our review of Education Governance, education will be improved through collaborative partnerships between teachers, schools, local authorities, Education Scotland and other partners. We are working with local authorities and others to develop the regional improvement collaboratives which will support this. We will consult on proposed legislative changes to implement these reforms in autumn 2017.