The Scottish Government is seeking your views on a proposed New Education Bill
The Bill will give teachers and headteachers more power over decisions about learning and teaching, freeing them to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people. The Bill’s key aims are to:
Establish a Headteachers’ Charter to define their responsibilities as leaders of learning in schools and set out the support they can expect.
Provide the legislative underpinning for the establishment of Regional Improvement Collaboratives.
Improve parental and community engagement in school life and learning.
Strengthen the voice of children and young people, promoting and supporting pupil participation.
Establish an Education Workforce Council to take on the responsibilities of the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Community Learning and Development Standards Council and to register other education professionals.
The consultation will run from 7th November 2017 to 30th January 2018 and a full version of the paper can be found here:
On Tuesday and Wednesday evening we will have some tables set up in the dining hall that will give you information about supporting your child’s learning at home. Please help yourself to the leaflets available.
There will be information about some useful websites that your child can use at home to reinforce learning.
We would also like you to give us your views on maths homework, there will be a short questionnaire for you to fill in.
We would like to have the views of as many parents as possible on the current maths homework so that we can improve this further.
Consultation is undertaken to ask residents for their views and opinions and involve them openly in decision-making before difficult decisions are made.
The budget pack is all about your local Council giving you the opportunity to share your views on the key issues that determine how council services are delivered in future.
It is important that councils consult with local residents, service users and employees as much as possible prior to very important decisions being taken as these decisions could have an impact on the day to day services provided to residents by the Council.