Education (Scotland) Bill

 

Stage 1

The Education (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Parliament on 23 March 2015.

For further information on the Bill and its accompanying documents, please see the Education (Scotland) Bill page

Evidence

Written submissions received at Stage 1

Read the call for written evidence 

Read the written submissions received

Written submissions received at Stage 2

Written submissions were received in relation to Standard for Headship and the National Improvement Framework.

Read the written submissions received

Oral evidence

  • 28 April 2015: Scottish Government officials Watch video
  • 9 June 2015: Attainment, chief executive officer, ASL rights, complaints Watch video
  • 16 June 2015: Gaelic provisions, GTCS registration Watch video
  • 23 June 2015: COSLA, ADES, Scottish Government Watch video
  • 17 November 2015: evidence on the proposed Scottish Government amendments. Watch video

Read the meeting papers and Official Reports of these meetings

Work By Other Committees

Report by the Finance Committee

Report by the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee 

Report

We published our Stage 1 report on 10 September 2015. 

The Scottish Government responded to the Committee report on 8 October 2015.

Debate

The Stage 1 debate on the Education (Scotland) Bill took place on Thursday 29 October.

Read the Official Report 

Watch the debate

Stage 2

The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 on:

1 December 2015: Watch video

7 December 2015: Listen to audio recording

8 December 2015: Watch video

Read the meeting papers and Official Report  

Additional Information

The Committee wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning setting out some factual questions to help inform the evidence session on 28 April.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning responded to these questions on 23 April.

The Scottish Government wrote to the Finance Committee regarding some errors in the Financial Memorandum of the Bill.

The Scottish Government wrote to the Committee about two different sets of proposed amendments. 

The Scottish Government wrote to the Committee on registration of independent schools.

COSLA Education, Children and Young People Spokesperson wrote to the Committee.

The Committee provided the following response.