Education reform consultation on behalf of Professor Ken Muir, University of the West of Scotland and Independent Advisor to the Scottish Government

Closes 26 Nov 2021

Opened 30 Sep 2021

Overview

This consultation is hosted on behalf of Professor Ken Muir, University of the West of Scotland, in his role as independent advisor to the Scottish Government on the replacement of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the reform of Education Scotland.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills announced on 22 June 2021 the intention to replace the SQA and consider a new specialist agency for both curriculum and assessment while also taking forward reform to Education Scotland, including removing the function of inspection from the agency. Professor Ken Muir, University of West of Scotland, was appointed to act as an independent advisor to the Scottish Government to consider and advise on the implementation of the reform that will consider all functions currently delivered by both SQA and Education Scotland.

The consultation will run from 30 September until 26 November 2021 and the information provided will support Prof Muir in his considerations. Where participants have indicated their responses will be published. An analysis of the responses will also be published in early 2022.

To assist with your consideration of the questions information has been provided by both the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Education Scotland. These documents are attached.

Beyond this consultation, there are additional engagement opportunities as detailed on the Education Reform part of the Scottish Government website.

Read the consultation paper.
 

Events

We are running a series of webinars with the opportunity to hear first-hand about Prof Muir's work and to have your say on shaping the future of the national bodies supporting education in Scotland. 

Please use the links below to register to attend an event.

Thursday 30 September, 4.30 - 6pm

Wednesday 6 October, 4.30 - 6pm

Thursday 28 October, 4.30 - 6pm

Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to seek the views of stakeholders to inform recommendations relating to the future shape of Scotland’s national education agencies.

The consultation asks wider questions relating to Scotland’s education system which will help to inform these recommendations as well as providing an opportunity for specific feedback relating to the proposed changes to Scotland’s national education agencies.

Your views are important to us

Events

  • Reform of the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Education Scotland

    From 30 Sep 2021 at 16:30 to 30 Sep 2021 at 18:00

    This is a webinar with the opportunity to hear first-hand about Prof Muir's work and to have your say on shaping the future of the national bodies supporting education in Scotland.

    www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reform-of-the-scottish-qualifications-authority-and-education-scotland-tickets-174185021087

  • Reform of the Scottish Qualifications Authority and Education Scotland

    From 6 Oct 2021 at 16:30 to 6 Oct 2021 at 18:00

    This is a webinar with the opportunity to hear first-hand about Prof Muir's work and to have your say on shaping the future of the national bodies supporting education in Scotland.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reform-of-the-scottish-qualifications-authority-and-education-scotland-tickets-174190487437

  • Reform of Scottish Qualifications Authority and Education Scotland

    From 28 Oct 2021 at 16:30 to 28 Oct 2021 at 18:00

    This is a webinar with the opportunity to hear first-hand about Prof Muir's work and to have your say on shaping the future of the national bodies supporting education in Scotland.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reform-of-the-scottish-qualifications-authority-and-education-scotland-tickets-174196365017

Interests

  • Children and Families
  • Communities and Third Sector
  • Education
  • Equality, Welfare and Rights
  • Public Sector
  • Work and Skills