Education Reforms

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 25th June 2019.

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Headteachers are senior employees of local authorities and will remain so under the reforms, which means that there is a direct line of accountability in relation to employment issues.

However, headteachers have much broader accountability—to pupils, to parents, to communities and to staff in terms of how schools fulfil the needs of young people. An empowered school must have a conversation with its community to ensure that the needs of all learners are being met.