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Motion ref. S6M-06102.1

Excellence in Scottish Education - Amendment

Submitted by: Michael Marra, North East Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022

As an amendment to motion S6M-06102 in the name of Shirley-Anne Somerville (Excellence in Scottish Education), leave out from "recognises that, despite" to end and insert "regrets that the poverty-related attainment gap has widened for pupils sitting National 5, Higher, and Advanced Higher exams in summer 2022 compared to results in 2021, and remains unacceptably wide; understands that the assessment model used had over double the impact on the poorest pupils, with the Higher pass rates among pupils from the 20% most deprived areas falling by 13%, compared to a 5.9% decrease in the 20% least deprived areas; notes with concern that the Scottish Government’s recent reform of the Scottish Attainment Challenge funding resulted in money being taken from Scotland’s most deprived communities, and amounts to pupils in the most deprived areas paying for extra investment in areas of less deprivation; believes that Scottish Attainment Challenge funding should be available to pupils in every local authority; considers that the Scottish Government has failed to grasp or sufficiently respond to the scale of lost learning during the pandemic; welcomes the Scottish Government’s launching of the National Discussion and the opportunity for everyone in Scotland to give their views on the future of education; believes that the views of all stakeholders including children, teachers, families, employers and business will be of particular value in informing the direction of education reform in Scotland, and ensuring the education system is enabling the country to reach its potential; believes that this process must address the issues that teachers, parents and experts have highlighted in recent years, in addition to considering the long-term resourcing of education and skills; acknowledges the need to deliver genuine reform in the education system; regrets the length of time being taken to enact reform, and calls on the Scottish Government to accelerate the process to ensure that the maximum number of young people can benefit from a reformed and high performing education system."  


Vote

Result 51 for, 65 against, 0 abstained, 13 no vote Vote Defeated

Scottish National Party  0 for, 58 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  28 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 3 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  0 for, 7 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Liberal Democrats  3 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  20 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 2 no vote Read more Read less

No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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Related motion

Motion ref. S6M-06102

Excellence in Scottish Education

Submitted by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, Dunfermline, Scottish National Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Supported by: Clare Haughey, Jamie Hepburn
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-06102.2

Excellence in Scottish Education - Amendment

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022


Motion ref. S6M-06102.3

Excellence in Scottish Education - Amendment

Submitted by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Thursday, September 29, 2022