Rural Education Commission Final Call
Those who have not yet contributed are encouraged to submit evidence to the Commission on Rural Education before January 12, 2011.
Parents and interested organisations across rural Scotland have already taken the opportunity to submit their views on how to maximise the attainment and achievement of children and young people in rural areas of Scotland to the Commission.
Commenting on responses received to date, the Commission Chair, Sheriff David Sutherland, said:
"I am heartened though not at all surprised at the level of response we have received to the Commission's Call for Evidence. We are keen to tap in to real-life experiences of the delivery of rural education and I would encourage anyone with a view on any aspect of this who has not already responded, to do so."
"The responses to this Call for Evidence will be essential to the Commission's considerations and final recommendations on the future of rural education in Scotland."
Established in July 2011, the Commission on Rural Education is tasked with examining how the delivery of education in rural areas can maximise the attainment, achievement and life chances of the young people living in those areas of Scotland. The Commission will also review the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 and its application. The Commission is committed to ensuring all key stakeholders have the opportunity to contribute to its work, and to ensuring its work is underpinned by hard evidence.
The Call for Evidence questionnaire is available at www.commissiononruraleducation.org
Alternatively, further details can be requested by contacting the Secretariat to the Commission directly at:
More information on the work, remit and details on Commission members is available at www.commissiononruraleducation.org.