Education reform is needed, but we must rethink the destination

Welcome community learning and development in from the cold so we can all move forward together

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Has the education reform train stopped or is it advancing by a different route? From our point of view at the Community Learning and Development (CLD) Standards Council, we most definitely see the need for change, but also for a rethink about the intended destination.

The Scottish government’s plans for an Education Workforce Council (incorporating the CLD Standards Council, along with the General Teaching Council for Scotland) have been left in a siding. There was vocal opposition to the proposal from teachers, while CLD practitioners – the other group most affected – generally saw little ...

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