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Will the heads’ charter really deliver ‘school empowerment’?


It’s just what you need when returning to work after a relaxing half-term: the Headteachers’ Charter published by Education Scotland to read through. Or not.

The charter offers headteachers guidance for “school empowerment”. It advises heads that they should:

• Empower staff to continually improve practice, encouraging professional dialogue, supporting career-long professional learning and collaborative enquiry, and the use of research and evidence-informed practice.

• Model a commitment to lifelong learning through their own practice.

• Work more closely with parents’ groups, “encouraging ...

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