We were delighted to welcome John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills to our full forum meeting on Sept 17th in Edinburgh. Mr Swinney spoke to our volunteer representatives about his plans for Scottish Education, and this was followed by a lively discussion.
Closing the session our Chair Joanna Murphy asked what message Mr Swinney would like our representatives to take back to parents, Mr Swinney replied:
-that parents have the opportunity to shape Governance in Scotland, and Mr Swinney wants to hear from them loud and clear.
-that he was leaving the meeting with the clear message that Scottish Government are not communicating well to parents, and that there are worries around resources, particularly for children with Additional Support Needs.
-and that Mr Swinney would ‘ like you to be part of our journey to close the attainment gap’.