Date lodged: 14 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-03029 by John Swinney on 29 September 2016, whether it will provide an update on what progress is being made by the working group, and by what date its recommendations will be published.
Answered by: John Swinney 17 November 2016
The Working Group on Headteacher Recruitment met for the first time on 25 October 2016 and is scheduled to meet again on 30 November 2016 at which point the group intend to discuss possible actions further to the recommendations of the ADES Report. The Working Group has agreed to produce a shared action plan by June 2017. Going forward the Working Group will be jointly chaired by the Scottish Government and COSLA.