John Swinney: Headteachers will not become bureaucrats
Education Secretary John Swinney has insisted he does not want to turn headteachers into “bureaucrats or accountants” amid concerns plans to empower them could further increase their workloads.
Headteachers could be handed substantial new powers as part of Mr Swinney’s review of how schools are run.
Those working with the most-deprived pupils will also be given direct funding from the Scottish Government to take action to reduce the attainment gap.
At a conference for headteachers hosted by the EIS teaching union, Mr Swinney was challenged over the impact of such changes on bureaucracy in... read more
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