Reform Scotland

What future for Scottish education? – Keir Bloomer

This is the second in a series of individual contributions to the publication, ‘Reforming Scotland’, which aims to set out a possible vision for Scotland’s future which can inform and influence the policy debate in the coming years. The contributions are by people from a range of different backgrounds and political perspectives who have looked at how policy could be reformed across a range of different areas and they represent the views of the authors and not those of Reform Scotland.

Keir Bloomer’s chapter discusses in detail the need for an education system – from early-years to universities – which can adapt to a changing world.  He notes, “From any perspective – social or economic – it is vital that Scottish education is among the best in the world. At present, only the university sector can credibly make such a claim. Other sectors have considerable strengths but they are not world leading.”