Councillor Stephanie Primrose, COSLA’s Education Spokesperson said: “Scotland’s councils do a good job in relation to the education and nurturing of the whole child and whilst it is disappointing that Scotland has fallen in terms of the PISA rankings it has to be recognised that this is only one measurement. 

"Secondly COSLA has put forward lots of suggestions to Scottish Government in our responses to Consultations and I would stress to Government that there is nothing in the PISA results that suggests that a change of governance will lead to improvement in these particular curricular areas.

"Evidence shows that the support provided by councils to teachers and head-teachers allows them to focus on their job of leading learning and teaching in schools and this valuable support should not be lost in any approach which is radical for the sake of being radical. “

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Tue, 06/12/2016 - 11:23