Plans ‘may ease teacher stress’

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Plans to over­haul school gov­er­nance have the po­ten­tial to re­duce teach­ers’ work­load, ac­cord­ing to one of Scot­land’s lead­ing ed­u­ca­tion­al­ists.

Keir Bloomer told Holy­rood’s ed­u­ca­tion com­mit­tee the govern­ment’s pro­pos­als were mov­ing in the right di­rec­tion.

The re­forms will see greater power given to in­di­vid­ual schools and head teach­ers, and cre­ate new regional boards.

Mr Bloomer, con­vener of the Royal So­ci­ety of Ed­in­burgh ed­u­ca­tion com­mit­tee, said: “Get­ting de­ci­sions taken nearer to where they have their im­pact has the po­ten­tial to re­duce work­load if we have less per­mis­sion-seek­ing.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.