The Independent Review into the Closure of the New School Butterstone
The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills commissioned this independent Review, conducted by James Martin CBE, into the closure of the New School Butterstone to consider the procedures and circumstances which led to the closure.
This independent Review was commissioned by the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills in response to a range of concerns raised by parents, carers and staff regarding the closure of the New School Butterstone (the School) on 23 November 2018. The conduct of the Review, the content of the report and any conclusions and recommendations were for the Reviewer to determine, without intervention from Scottish Ministers. All comments, conclusions and recommendations are the Reviewer's alone.
The Review was asked to consider the procedures followed by the Board of The New School Butterstone (the school), the Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland, Registrar of Independent Schools, all relevant local authorities and the Scottish Government (the relevant bodies) in advance of the decision by the Board of Governors to close the school, and the school’s care accommodation service, on 23 November 2018 to enable the Reviewer to determine whether any lessons may be learned that could enhance practice by public bodies in similar situations in the future.
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