Absent Minds – A discussion
Attendance & Absence in Scotland’s Schools
On Thursday 26 October the Commission on School Reform published a new report, Absent Minds, highlighting a worrying increase in pupil absence. We were delighted to host this discussion event to coincide with the publication of the report. The panel included:
- Alison Payne, Research Director of Reform Scotland
- Lindsay Paterson, Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Edinburgh and member of the Commission on School Reform
- Carole Ford, former headteacher and chair of the Scottish Secondary Mathematics Group, and Commission on School Reform member
- Kate Forbes, SNP MSP and former Scottish Finance and Economy Secretary.
The discussion was chaired by Keir Bloomer, chair of the Commission on School Reform.