Fit for Purpose: School Governance for the 21st Century
FREE THE TEACHERS TO RESCUE SCHOOLING, SAY EXPERTS
The Commission on School Reform, the independent group of education experts set up by the think tank Reform Scotland, today marks its 10th anniversary with the publication of a new paper calling for schools to be given more freedom from local and national politicians.
The Commission’s paper – Fit for Purpose: School Governance for the 21st Century – calls for headteachers to be responsible for their school’s budget in the same way as a principal of a college or university, with the help of professional finance officers serving clusters of schools.
This is one of several recommendations contained in the paper, aimed at recovering Scotland’s reputation for schooling. The proposals have similarities to the Scottish Government’s proposed but abandoned legislation during the last Parliamentary term.