Call to cut councils

12th November 2010 at 00:00

The number of councils in Scotland should be cut to improve the delivery of education and save money, primary headteachers and deputes said.

Delegates backed a motion calling for the Scottish Government to consider reducing the number of local authorities to allow for "more efficient and consistent delivery" of education.

Findlay Ferguson, AHDS area officer for South and East Scotland, proposing the motion said: "Is it not preposterous that we have 32 directors of education and 32 councils in a country of five million people, each with their own education committees and responsibility for overseeing the same activities?"

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now