Education Governance Review comes to Argyll & Bute

Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe.
Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe.

Anyone from Argyll and Bute with an interest in the future of education is invited to a public meeting in Dunoon hosted by Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe.

In September the Scottish Governance announced the start of a major governance review, which has at its heart the aim of empowering schools to take the decisions necessary to improve children’s attainment.

As part of this review, Ministers are engaging with young people, teachers, parents, community groups – meeting with people around the country to hear their views firsthand.

The event takes place on Monday, December 5, between 10:30 – 12:30, at Best Western Argyll Hotel, Dunoon. The session will be held in round table discussions, offering everyone the opportunity to participate.

Michael Russell said: “We want to ensure that Scotland’s schools deliver the best outcomes for our young people and boost attainment, with teachers empowered to make decisions about learning within schools, supported by parents and the local community.

“That is why we are seeking input from groups and individuals throughout the country on the changes needed to support this aim. I am looking forward to the session in Dunoon and would encourage all those with an interest to register and come along.”

Attendees need to pre-book their place online. Alternatively, bookings can be made by contacting the Scottish Government by emailing governancereview@gov.scot, or phoning (0131) 244 0998.