Local MSP for Linlithgow Comments on Donaldson’s Situation
Following the news that an unannounced inspection took place at Linlithgow’s Donaldson’s School for the Deaf after allegations were made against a senior member of staff, local constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop said;
“I am very concerned regarding the situation at Donaldson’s School in Linlithgow. I have sought and received an urgent briefing from Michael Russell, the Education Secretary.
“The welfare of the children currently attending Donaldson’s has to be the immediate concern and I am reassured that Education Scotland have taken the required steps. This is the first time in 15 years that a notice under Section 66c of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 has been issued.
“I will be asking questions about the board and governance arrangements and what oversight they have had in relation to improvements which should have taken place since the HMIE inspection in December 2013 and the follow up inspection in May 2014.
“It has been clear from inspections that the nursery at Donaldson’s has been operating at an effective and high standard.”