Date lodged: 19 June 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-01107 by John Swinney on 14 June 2017 (Official Report, c. 27), what impact its record on education has had on media coverage of the portfolio.
Answered by: John Swinney 17 July 2017
The Scottish Government strives to present a balanced assessment of our education system and encourages others to do likewise. The number of our young people leaving school for a positive destination is at a record high of 93.3 per cent. Success in national qualifications is well documented. In every school visit, Scottish Ministers meet confident, engaged young people who have a huge contribution to make to society. We would encourage everyone, including all members of the Scottish Parliament, to reflect the strengths and achievements that they see in the schools in their constituencies in their own dealings with national and local media.