1. Responding to the consultation
This consultation seeks views on the scope of the regulations making the holding of the Standard for Headship mandatory for all new Head Teachers.
Responses should reach us by Monday 20 March 2017. Earlier responses would be welcome.
Responses can either be sent through the Scottish Government's Citizen Space Consultation platform, by email or by hard copy (a paper copy through the post).
The most straight forward way to respond is on-line through Citizen Space. Details are available in the Consultation Hub on the consultation section of the Scottish Government's website: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/people-and-leadership-unit/head-teachers-education-and-training-standards.
Citizen Space contains some mandatory fields asking for details of the person or body responding to the consultation and whether the person or body is happy for their response to be published.
Email or hard copy responses must include the Government's Respondent Information Form which is provided in Annex B. This asks for details of the person or body responding to the consultation and whether the person or body is happy for their response to be published.
Emails can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org whilst hard copy response should be addressed to:People and Leadership Unit
There is no obligation to respond to all questions. We welcome responses to some or all of the questions.
If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential and we will treat it accordingly. All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this review.
Next steps in the process
Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public on the Scottish Government Consultation Hub http://consult.scotland.gov.uk
How will this be used?
Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with other available evidence to help us shape the regulations.