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Marked decline in public satisfaction in schools

The Scottish Household Survey has revealed a marked decline in satisfaction with local schools.

The survey shows that combined satisfaction with all three public services (local health services, schools and public transport) is at its lowest level since first measured in 2007.

Liz Smith, Scottish Conservative shadow education secretary said:


“We didn’t need a household survey to tell us that the SNP has undermined public trust in Scottish schools.

“It has been obvious for some time that teachers and parents have many concerns about SNP education policy.

“Under the SNP schools have too few teachers which has resulted in shortages in key subjects and in additional support for learning where staff numbers have dropped by 26% in the last decade.

“We know too that there is increasing anxiety about the National 4 qualification and subject choice in S4-S6.

“All of this is restricting the ability of our schools to get the best out of the talents of our young people.”


Notes to editors:

Full survey can be found here - Scottish Household Survey (SHS) 2018 Annual Report (Scotland’s People)

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