Effective communication and engagement is identified by Education, Leisure and Housing as an essential part of planning, monitoring and implementing change and improvement to the work that we do and the services that we provide.

Listed below you will find details of Education and Leisure’s recent consultation activities.

Empowering Teachers, Parents and Communities to Achieve Excellence and Equity in Education: A Governance Review

The governance review seeks views on how education in Scotland is run, including who should take decisions in relation to the education of children and young people, and how funding can be made fairer. It also asks about the support teachers and practitioners need to do their jobs well and how this can be improved.

A copy of the consultation document can be found on the Scottish Government website, which can be accessed from the ‘Related Sites’ section of this page.

The consultation closed on 6 January 2017.

Orkney Islands Council’s response to this consultation is available in PDF format from the ‘Related Downloads’ section of this page.

Parent Survey: Early Learning and Childcare

Every two years, Orkney Islands Council asks parents and carers of children in nursery about early learning and childcare. Responses help us to plan how to deliver provision for the next few years.

The most recent survey closed on 2 July 2017.

The December 2015 survey and plan for delivery of early learning and childcare is available in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.

Related Sites

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535


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