Scottish headteachers to be given control over curriculum and staff to reverse falling standards

Headteachers will have the final say over their schools’ curriculum and hiring staff, under a major overhaul of Scotland’s ailing education system that makes them personally responsible for raising attainment. John Swinney, the Scottish Education Minister, unveiled a statutory headteachers’ charter under which they will be handed a wide array of controls over their schools’…

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