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Managing Scotland’s Schools: Conference Report

With a changing political and economic environment comes a growing need to consider alternative approaches to the management and governance of education in Scotland.  Opening up discussion around how schools could be managed differently has the potential to improve the learning outcomes of young people in Scotland and to deliver efficiencies. The aim of the conference …

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Power to Learn

Both further and higher education, though very different in nature, contribute a great deal to society in Scotland and as such it is vital they are structured in a way which benefits both taxpayers and individual students alike. Reform Scotland believes that the proposals outlined in this paper present options which should be considered to …

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Parent Power

This report, ‘Parent Power’, examines how the principles of greater choice and competition might be applied to the Scottish education system to raise overall standards and extend educational opportunity.  This follows on from the findings of an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report which stated that ‘across countries, having a larger number of …

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Response to the publication of the rural schools consultation

Today (Thursday) the Scottish Government has published ‘Safeguarding our rural schools and improving school consultation procedures: proposals for changes to legislation’ in response to the growing number of rural schools facing closure. The publication follows the SNP’s commitment to introduce legislation that would create a legislative presumption against the closure of rural schools. Reform Scotland …

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