Glenrothes MP Lindsay Roy has been appointed by the Fife Labour Party to head up a review of education in Fife.
Former rector, Mr Roy, who before becoming an MP was credited with raising standards and bringing about major improvements within Fife schools, will work with the Fife Labour Group advising on finance and improvement issues.
Glenrothes councillor, Kay Morrison, Fife Labour’s education spokeswoman, said: “I am delighted that Lindsay Roy will be leading the review of education in Fife. We have seen good improvement within our schools which is down to a long period of sustained investment and the hard work of the staff, pupils and parents. However, it is still not good enough that a significant of Fife school leavers don’t have the basic skills and qualifications to equip them well for the world of work beyond school.”
Lindsay Roy said: “I know that all parents want their child to achieve to their full potential and therefore we need to safeguard frontline school budgets”.
The Glenrothes MP said he will examine all expenditure over the coming month with a view to shifting higher percentage of education spend to the schools.