Emma Seith

A week in secondary: 16 September 2016

Education secretary John Swinney launched a review of how schools are to be governed this week, saying he wants schools to be the key decision makers when it comes to children’s education. Mr Swinney formally launched the review on Tuesday. It will consider how to “decentralise management” of schools and support headteachers to deliver their new responsibilities. However, councils, which look set to have less of a say in the running of schools, have warned Mr Swinney to “proceed with caution” and that he could do “irreparable damage” to Scottish education.

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