Henry Hepburn

Heads face new ‘fair funding’ power struggle

New report highlights fears that staff may become more overworked and exposed

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Power, devolution, control, autonomy, responsibility. Call it what you will, Scotland’s headteachers are going to get a whole lot more of it. Now, detailed analysis of reaction to this landmark shift has laid bare fears over the financial, legal and workload burdens that may shift onto schools – as well as concerns that vulnerable pupils will fall between newly created cracks in the system.

Quietly published at the same time as a flurry of education statistics and funding announcements, analysis for the Scottish government on responses to a consultation around “fair funding” for schools ...

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