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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-10709: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 August 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of the impact on the workload of head teachers of the proposals set out in, Education Governance: Next Steps - Empowering Our Teachers, Parents and Communities to Deliver Excellence and Equity for Our Children.

Answered by: John Swinney 29 August 2017

I do not expect the outcomes from the Governance Review to place additional administrative burdens on teachers, headteachers or schools as we will ensure streamlined and strengthened support for them. We will free schools to improve learning and teaching and make key decisions in a child’s education and headteachers will have more powers which will be set out in the Headteachers Charter.