Webinar: Reforming Scottish Education

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Webinar for parents and carers with Professor Ken Muir on the reform of the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Education Scotland

About the event

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills announced on 22 June 2021 the intention to replace the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and remove the function of school inspection from Education Scotland. Professor Ken Muir, from the University of the West of Scotland, has been appointed to act as an independent advisor to the Scottish Government to consider and advise on the implementation of these changes and consider all functions currently delivered by both the SQA and Education Scotland.

Professor Muir wants to hear the views and ideas of those with an interest in Scottish Education. This webinar is an opportunity specifically for parents and carers with children and young people in education, to hear first-hand about this reform work, to express views and ideas about the kind of education system we want to see in Scotland for the future and to ask questions of Professor Muir.

When is the event?

Location: The virtual webinar session will take place online.
Date: Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Time: 18:30-20:00

How to book

Please use the button below to sign-up for the event, The session will be held via Microsoft Teams Live, and the link to join will be sent the day before to the email address used by participants to register. 

Education reform: consulting those that matter most

Professor Muir is also working closely with Children’s Parliament, Scottish Youth Parliament and Together to make sure children and young people’s voices are heard in the process. There is an online survey for young people who are attending secondary school or college to complete.

Given the sometimes complex nature of the topic, there are also online tools available for adults to use when supporting children and young people to respond Education Reform: consulting with children and young people – Scottish Youth Parliament (syp.org.uk)