SQA and Education Scotland Reform: A Consultation

SQA and Education Scotland Reform: A Consultation
The Scottish Government recently launched a consultation on replacing the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and reforming Education Scotland. 

The consultation aims to discover what children, young people, parents, workforce professionals and other stakeholders think is necessary to enhance both the experiences and outcomes of current and future learners. Responses to the consultation will help to inform the future shape of Scotland's national education agencies.

As an organisation, SCMA has already responded to the consultation on behalf on childminders; reinforcing the crucial role that childminders play in the learning and development of Scotland’s children. 

We have also requested that SCMA is actively involved in the associated on-going consultation, to ensure that the childminding workforce is considered and that your voice is being heard. 

Childminders are also being encouraged as individuals to take part in the consultation. You can read more about the consultation HERE. Please note that the closing date for responses is Friday 26 November 2021.

What about the views of Children and Young People?
Children and young people are also strongly encouraged to engage and express their views on what they would like to see from Scottish education now and in the future. Childminders can play an important role in initiating conversations amongst the school-age children within your setting.

Together Scotland has teamed up with the Scottish Youth Parliament and the Children’s Parliament, developing a range of tools and resources and tools which can help to support your conversations with children and young people in your setting, including:  

The deadline for children and young people to take part in the consultation process is Friday 19 November 2021. Find out more and get involved HERE.