Heads face new ‘fair funding’ power struggle
New report highlights fears that staff may become more overworked and exposed
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 ...