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PE01391: Protecting the right of children to be taught by qualified teachers for 25 hours a week

Education

Petitioner: Susan Calcluth-Russell on behalf of Renfrewshire Parent Council Forum

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 26 May 2011

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make it a legal requirement that qualified teachers teach children for 25 hours in a normal school week, subject to existing local flexibility of school hours in primary 1 and 2.

Petition History:

Summary:

28 June 2011: The Committee took evidence from Stephen Wright, Chair, and Donna Alexander, Renfrewshire Parent Council Forum. The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, HM Inspectorate of Education, the General Teaching Council Scotland, the Educational Institute of Scotland, COSLA and Renfrewshire Council seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report 28 June 2011 (512KB pdf)

1 November 2011: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Education and Culture Committee, under Rule 15.6.2, for further consideration of the issues raised in the petition as part of that Committee’s subject remit. Link to Official Report 1 November 2011 (442KB pdf).

29 November 2011: The Education and Culture Committee considered a petition by Susan Calcluth-Russell, on behalf of Renfrewshire Parent Council Forum, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make it a legal requirement that qualified teachers teach children for 25 hours in a normal school week, subject to existing local flexibility of school hours in primary 1 and 2. The Committee agreed to leave the petition open until the conclusion of negotiations on the McCormac review. The Committee further agreed to write to the Scottish Government for an update on the timescale for conclusion of these negotiations. Link to Official Report 29 November 2011 (517KB pdf).

11 December 2012: The Education and Culture Committee considered a petition by Susan Calcluth-Russell on behalf of Renfrewshire Parent Council Forum calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to make it a legal requirement that qualified teachers teach children for 25 hours in a normal school week, subject to existing local flexibility of school hours in primary 1 and 2. The Committee agreed to keep the petition open and to write to the Scottish Government about the issues it raised. Link to Official Report 11 December 2012 (295KB pdf)

12 March 2013: The Education and Culture Committee considered a petition by Susan Calcluth-Russell on behalf of Renfrewshire Parent Council Forum on protecting the right of children to be taught by qualified teachers for 25 hours a week. The Committee agreed to close the petition. Link to Official Report 12 March 2013 (311KB pdf)    

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