"BATTLE lines are being drawn up over controversial proposals to hand more education funding direct to headteachers instead of councils."
"Local authority leaders have warned SNP proposals to give more funding directly to schools could damage the drive to improve attainment by restricting the use of funding."
"However, Scotland's Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said the plans, included in the party's election manifesto, would give `real power` to schools."
"The row follows the publication of the manifesto which included broad proposals for a shake-up of the ways schools are run with the setting up of education regions."
"In addition, the SNP intends to give more public money directly to headteachers to use on local priorities including moves to close the attainment gap between rich and poor."
How will this affect headteachers in the role of Named Persons ?