Moray feedback sessions hope to inform future of education

MORAY LEARNING PROVIDERS have been invited to discuss the proposals contained in the Scottish Government’s education governance review.

Launched by education secretary John Swinney in June, the ‘next steps’ review seeks measures to empower teachers, parents and communities towards delivering excellence and equity for Scottish children.

Mr Swinney said at the launch: “Scotland has good schools and great teachers but our ambition is to build a consistently excellent education system which delivers for all our children.

“We are determined to create an education system which ensures that every child achieves the highest standards in literacy and numeracy, with the right range of skills, qualifications and achievements to enable them to seize the opportunity to succeed.

“Current evidence shows while our system has many strengths there are also weaknesses and we must improve performance.”

Two informal sessions are being held in Elgin next week aimed at obtaining feedback from the publication (more information can be obtained here).

Learning providers for young people such as youth workers, essential skills workers and volunteers from third sector organisations are being encouraged to attend.

The sessions are being run by the Community Learning and Developments Standards Council, with the first taking place on Monday, August 28 from 6pm in the Elgin Community Centre. The second will be held on Wednesday, August 30 from 2.30pm at the Elgin Youth Café.

Bookings can be made by emailing or by calling 01343 563989.