Scotland Policy Conferences

Next steps for Scottish schools: funding, governance and priorities for the workforce

July 2017

This conference followed the completion of the Scottish Government’s governance consultation in January 2017 and the allocation of the £120 million Pupil Equity Funding scheme to schools.

Delegates considered how the education community can contribute to, and prepare for, future plans to transfer powers from local authorities to schools - including decision-making and educational funding - as well as next steps for the expansion of school clusters and the intention to form new educational regions.

The seminar brought together Members of the Scottish Parliament and senior officials from The Scottish Government, regulators and other agencies with representatives from education, early years, childcare, local government, academia, trade unions, parent and campaigning groups, and other interested and affected parties, together with reporters from the national and trade press based in Scotland and elsewhere.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Scotland Policy Conferences seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates