The advisers said:
‘We can see clear and positive momentum in Scottish education, particularly in relation to the devolution of more power and resources directly to schools. We strongly support the principles underpinning these changes as it is important they are designed to improve education, rather than being structural change for its own sake.’
They then went on to make three suggestion to build on the progress so far. They:
- Made suggestions about to how put learning and teaching at the heart of the Regional Improvement Collaboratives to ensure they provide the right level of support and expertise to schools
- Put forward ideas about how to increase and deepen collaboration, including ensuring students and parents are engaged and have a voice
- Highlighted opportunities to create new professional pathways to inspire and build leadership at all levels in Scottish education
I’ve previously expressed reservations about too much change in school education but hopefully this initiative will be more effective and less disruptive than previous ones given its emphasis on devolving power and control of resources to schools and school leaders.