The Scottish Government are carrying out a consultation on how education is run: who should make decisions about the education of children and young people and how can funding of education be made fairer. They want to hear views from every part of Scotland, and have asked Mentor to share this review with parents and carers, and children and young people, especially those in kinship care.
The review was launched on 13th September by the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP. The Government want to listen to the voices of all those who share a stake in the success of learning and school life, as it believes that they are at the heart of a successful education system in Scotland.
We believe that decisions about children's learning and school life should be taken in schools. We want to empower teachers, practitioners, parents, children and young people and communities to have a stronger voice in Scottish education and to become key decision makers.
If you are interested in sharing your views – as a parent, carer, kinship carer, child or young person – there are a number of ways you can take part: by email, by completing an online survey, or by attending one of nine regional events in November which are taking place across Scotland and are open to everyone.
Further information on the Governance Review and links to book onto the events can be found at http://www.gov.scot/educationgovernancereview.