Emma Seith

Don’t ‘Anglicise’ Scottish education, says union

Powers for heads will create ‘academies-light’, similar to English system, warns EIS

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Scotland’s largest teaching union is warning the government it could be responsible for the “Anglicisation of Scottish education” and the creation of “academies-light” if it pushes ahead with plans to give headteachers more power and money.

The Scottish government has long ruled out introducing England’s academies system, which allows schools to opt out of council control and receive their funding direct from government. However, it has made it clear that it wants more decisions to be taken at school level and it believes the way funding is allocated to schools by councils currently is ...

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