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  • Member for: Perthshire North
  • Region: Mid Scotland and Fife
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Meeting of the Parliament 30 June 2016 [Draft] : 30 June 2016


The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills (John Swinney)

We have done all that.



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 [Draft] : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

Increasingly it has been, although I would not say that the journey is complete. I am very mindful of the learner journey. To go back to what I have said, taking ...



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 [Draft] : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

I would need to see a little bit more on the specifics from the college sector about what their aspirations are in that regard. We have taken a number of very cle...



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 [Draft] : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

Some, maybe, but I would not concede that they are all about resources.



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 [Draft] : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

The first point that I will make is that I am not sure that all those judgments are about resources.



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 [Draft] : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

Yes, and that is an entirely valid point. It is integral to the issues that we have to consider about widening access to further and higher education. The question that Johann Lamont raises ...



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 [Draft] : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

Could I just say something on that first point? I totally accept the point about local political accountability, which is a central part of our education system. ...



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 [Draft] : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

In my tenure as education secretary, I will try to keep on asking my question, which is, “Is this getting it right for every child?” Every time I take a decision,...



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 [Draft] : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

Yes.



Education and Skills Committee 29 June 2016 [Draft] : 29 June 2016


John Swinney

That is part of the dilemma, and there are some real challenges there. When a school gets a direction from a local authority that says, “You must do this,” I quit...

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Motion S5M-00345.1: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 07/06/2016 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-15941: John Swinney, Perthshire North, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/03/2016 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S2W-31491: John Swinney, North Tayside, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2007 Show Full Question >>
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