The Role Of Local Authorities Is Central To A Strong Comprehensive Schools System
THE general election announcement threatens to overshadow the forthcoming local elections, which is regrettable in several ways, not least in terms of education where the Scottish government’s governance review and pupil equity funding initiative served to put education centre stage in terms of the political debate around resources and local accountability.
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) published a local government manifesto outlining key policies and principles we wished to encourage teachers, parents and voters to use in assessing candidates and political parties on their educational priorities. It recognised that schools are key to local communities.
As such, it is important that they are responsive to local needs and demands as well as being well resourced to deliver high-quality educational experiences for young people and their families.