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JENNY GILRUTH MSP BACKS REGIONAL COLLABORATIVES TO IMPROVE LOCAL SCHOOLS

Publised date : 06 Oct 2017

From the end of this year, Mid-Fife and Glenrothes schools will have access to specialist improvement support through the creation of Regional Improvement Collaboratives, under Scottish Government education reforms. The agreement comes on the back of a deal struck between COSLA and the Scottish Government last week.

Scottish Education Secretary John Swinney MSP has announced that six new Regional Improvement Collaboratives will create a shared platform of skills and knowledge across local council boundaries.

Commenting, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

“I am delighted that the Education Secretary is committed to driving improvements in classrooms across fife. The new collaboratives will allow teachers to learn from each other. Local control over education is key to the Scottish Government’s drive to close the attainment gap and improve our schools.”

Miss Gilruth, herself a former teacher, is passionate about education and has visited schools across Mid-Fife and Glenrothes since her election last year. The MSP was at pains to recognise the hard work of teachers across Fife.

“Teachers in fife do a fantastic job in supporting their pupils to achieve and attain.

The Education Secretary’s announcement guarantees that schools and head teachers in Mid-Fife and Glenrothes have as much power as possible to implement positive change that will make a difference.”

Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney MSP concluded his speech to Parliament on Tuesday by commenting:

“We now have an agreed way forward on school education that will see all parts of the system – the Scottish Government, local councils and national agencies – pulling in the same direction.

“We are working together to support our schools to raise standards, close the attainment gap and help every child reach their full potential. That’s good news for teachers and great news for Scotland’s young people.”

 

ENDS

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