Education Reforms

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

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Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party

The whole concept of teacher agency is about empowering our teachers to have the professional confidence to make judgements about all aspects of the curriculum and, crucially, their workload. I have just come from a meeting of the Scottish Education Council, at which all players in Scottish education committed to further joint work on reducing unnecessary teacher bureaucracy, to enable teachers to focus on the things that we all want them to focus on: the learning and teaching of young people in Scotland.