‘We are not scared to take difficult decisions’

MSP James Dornan talks about the Education and Skills Committee’s ‘stunning’ scope

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James Dornan left school at 15 to take up an apprenticeship at a tyre fitter’s. Schools were different places in the 1960s, when he was making his way through Glasgow’s St Mirin’s Primary and then Holyrood Secondary. They were “much more basic” says the SNP MSP and convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee.

Dornan is delighted that his children and grandchildren have had a different experience to his, and describes schools now as “worlds of opportunity”.

However, the MSPs on the committee have drawn attention to some of their failings. The committee has highlighted ...

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