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Education Governance Review – Ask The DFM

small-john-swinney-ed-governanceAs you may be aware the Education Governance Review is currently underway. The Deputy First Minister is hosting a Q&A session live on Glow TV for teachers to discuss the Governance Review on Tuesday 17th November at 6pm.

The Scottish Government believe that decisions about children’s learning and schools should be taken within schools themselves supported by parents and communities. If schools are to have greater control over the decisions they take, there is a clear rational to change the allocation of resources to support this. The Scottish Government will introduce a new fair and transparent needs based funding formula to make sure that resources get to the areas that need it most.

The Scottish Government recognise that there may be some functions which are best delivered at a local, regional or national level rather than at school level and that teachers and practitioners require support to do their jobs well. They want to hear your views on how all levels of our education system can be improved to support the empowered, collaborative and flexible culture which we are seeking to develop. If you are unable to attend the live session and wish a question to be asked please send it to – governacereview@gov.scot

Register now to take part live – Education Governance Review – Ask The DFM

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.

A Discussion with John Swinney MSP

John SwinneyJoin us in Glow TV on Monday 29th August at 12.45pm for an opportunity to put your views and thoughts to John Swinney, Depute First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.

The Depute First Minister wrote: “When I took the role of Education Secretary I was determined to speak to as many teachers as possible. I have been able to meet a good number during visits to schools in my first three months but it would take a lot longer to be able to visit every school across the country. That is why I am inviting you to take part in a Glow Meet with me and Bill Maxwell HM Chief Inspector of Education so you can ask about our plans for education in Scotland.

Teachers are the most important asset to our education system and I want to hear directly from you how we can make the system better and how the Scottish Government can support you. If you can’t take part on Monday please send a question in advance. Please send this to jennifer.mckay@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk.

I will do my best to answer as many questions as I can during the Glow session and we will publish answers to any questions that we don’t manage to address during the time.”

Sign up now to take part live in Glow TV – A Discussion with John Swinney MSP

If you unable to join us for the live event you can always catch up with the recording at another time – Glow TV’s Watch Again.