Cabinet Secretary sets out vision for education system

Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills has announced her vision for a reformed education system.

The announcement follows an independent consultation on the future shape of Scotland’s national education agencies, including the role and remit of Education Scotland, and was led by Professor Ken Muir. 

During a statement to the Scottish Parliament, Cabinet Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville outlined a number of changes to the existing system, including the establishment of a new executive agency for Scottish education and confirmed the inspection function would sit separately to this organisation.

Gayle Gorman, Chief Executive and Chief Inspector of Education Scotland, said: "We welcome today’s announcement by the Cabinet Secretary setting out her vision for Scotland’s reformed education system.

"We will continue to work closely and flexibly with Scottish Government and other partners as these changes are considered and implemented.

"As always, we are committed to supporting the needs of learners and educators across Scotland and that will remain our priority throughout this period of transition for the education system."

Read the full details of the Cabinet Secretary’s announcement, as well as Professor Ken Muir’s report.