COSLA RESPONSE TO SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST PARTY RE: SCHOOL SUBJECTS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “This is a very narrow question designed to get a specific response and we all know that statistics can be made to say what you want them to. At present the system and structure enables young people to access courses beyond what any individual school can offer.

“Local authorities have provided such opportunities over a number of years – this is not new to us. We have actively promoted this innovation in the delivery of the education service to maximise the opportunities for our young people.

“Despite severe financial pressures Scotland’s Schools still very much try to build the subjects they make available around the choices the pupils make when selecting their subjects for the following year. And whilst this is sensible planning and an excellent model as I say gaps if there are any can be filled by utilising other nearby schools.”

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Wed, 12/07/2017 - 16:00