A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to impose duties in relation to reducing pupils’ inequalities of outcome; to modify the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 and section 70 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980; to make provision about Gaelic medium education, about the provision of school meals, for appointing Chief Education Officers and in relation to registration of independent schools and teachers in grant-aided schools; to extend the duty to provide early learning and childcare to certain children; and for connected purposes.
Current Status of the Bill
This Government Bill was introduced by Angela Constance MSP on 23 March 2015 and passed by the Parliament on 2 February 2016.
Introduction of the Bill
Research Briefings on Bill
Lead Committee: Education and Culture
Consideration by lead committee:
28 April 2015 (evidence)
9 June 2015 (evidence)
23 June 2015 (evidence)
1 September 2015
8 September 2015
17 November 2015 (evidence)
Consideration by other committees
5 May 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)
27 May 2015 (Finance)
9 June 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)
17 June 2015 (Finance)
1 September 2015 (Delegated Powers and Law Reform)
Link to Minute of Stage 2 proceedings (Day 1)
Link to Official Report of Stage 1 proceedings
Link to Minute of Stage 2 Proceedings (Day 2)
Link to Official Report of Proceedings (Day 2)
No further Marshalled Lists or Groupings were required to be published for final day of Stage 2 proceedings.
Link to Minute of Stage 2 proceedings (Day 3)
Link to Official Report of proceedings (Day 3)
Link to Minute of Stage 3 proceedings
Link to Official Report of Stage 3 proceedings
Passage of the Bill:
Received Royal Assent on 8 March 2016.