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The ‘significant risk’ of headteacher reforms

Proposal criticised by the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland

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The Scottish government’s plans for changing the way in which schools are run have not been thought through or properly costed, say council education leaders.

The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES) made its comments in its response last week to the Scottish government’s consultation on the law it intends to introduce to empower headteachers.

Here are six warnings ADES makes:

1. There is a “significant risk” permanent exclusions will rise if headteachers are given “untrammelled powers”

Last year, only one pupil was permanently excluded in Scotland. Seamus Searson, ...

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