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Should heads get more powers?

Fears over workload and skills revealed in consultation

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A landmark was reached in the gestation of the controversial Education Bill last week, when the Scottish government published its analysis of nearly 900 consultation responses.

Here, Tes Scotland looks at the key issues that emerged in the consultation and where the government can expect trouble ahead.

Which aspect of the reforms generated the biggest response?

The “headteachers’ charter”, which would devolve more power and responsibilities to schools. A larger chunk of the report’s analysis was taken up with this than any other aspect.

What was the tenor of responses?

The report ...

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