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Publication - Consultation Paper

Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve excellence and equity in education: governance review

Published: 13 Sep 2016
Part of:

Consultation on how the education sector is run, who should take decisions on the education of children and young people and how funding can be made fairer.

26 page PDF


26 page PDF


Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve excellence and equity in education: governance review
10. Evidence and reference materials

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10. Evidence and reference materials

The Scottish Government is committed to taking an evidence-led approach to the reform of Scottish education. Our approach to this review is underpinned by current evidence on the performance of Scottish education and best practice internationally of what leads to effective governance of education systems. In particular the following reports and sources have been key.

Accounts Commission (2014) School education

Scottish Government School education statistics

OECD (2015) Improving Schools in Scotland: an OECD perspective

OECD (2016) Governing Education in a Complex World

Mckinsey and Company (2007) How the World's Best Performing School Systems Come Out On Top

Mckinsey and Company (2010) Capturing the Leadership Premium

Programme for International Student Assessment ( PISA) - Highlights from Scotland's results

Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People (2015) How Young People's Participation in School Supports Achievement and Attainment -

The following information may also be useful in responding to this review:

What is GIRFEC (Getting it Right for Every Child)?

Scottish Government, Delivering Excellence and equity in Scottish Education - a delivery plan for Scotland (2016)

Scottish Government, National Improvement Framework for Scottish education - Achieving Excellence and Equity

Education Scotland, Curriculum For Excellence - Building the Curriculum materials

Devolved School Management Guidelines (2012) The Improvement Service

Teaching Scotland's Future (2011)

The Crerar Review (2007)

General Teaching Council for Scotland, Professional Standards

Engaging with Families, Key Statistics

Engaging with Families, Further Evidence

Commission on the Future Delivery of Public Services (2010)


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