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BLOOMER: SCOTLAND’S EDUCATION SYSTEM NOW IN “URGENT NEED” OF ACTION

No longer credible to describe it as world-leading

Keir Bloomer, a member of Reform Scotland’s Advisory Board and Chair of the Commission on School Reform, has responded as follows to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 results:

“Scotland has taken part in every PISA study since 2000.  In 2000 its results were well above the OECD average in all three subject areas.

“Its performance is not now above average in any subject area.

“It is no longer credible to describe Scotland’s education system as world leading.

“There is a critical and urgent need to examine how Scottish education is run, and the Scottish Government’s stated intention to empower teachers, parents and schools must be matched by action.”