Scott: SNP national schools’ policy falling apart


Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP has today claimed that the SNP’s “poorly thought-through” plans for schools are falling apart after it was revealed that the Scottish Government has now postponed its consultation on a national funding formula. 

The national funding formula for schools was promised specifically for March 2017 in the Programme for Government. However a new enquiry through SPICe has revealed that it has now been postponed, along with the governance review. New legislation could be delayed until as late as May 2018. 

Mr Scott said: 

“SNP education plans are now in more chaos than we thought. 

“The governance review has been postponed with legislation delayed by perhaps another year. 

“Now we also have confirmation that the SNP’s plan for a national funding formula has hit trouble as well. 

“The evidence is that the SNP’s poorly thought-through policies are falling apart.” 


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