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Improving the Performance of the Scottish Education System - Amendment

  • Submitted by: Jenny Gilruth, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 12 December 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-11635.3
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, 13 December 2023
As an amendment to S6M-11635 in the name of Liam Kerr (Improving the Performance of the Scottish Education System), leave out from first "notes" to end and insert "welcomes the publication of Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Levels 2022-23 (ACEL), which shows that the proportion of primary school pupils achieving expected levels of literacy and numeracy has reached record highs, that the poverty-related attainment gap in literacy in primary school has reached the lowest level on record, and that attainment at secondary level has increased and the poverty-related attainment gap decreased; understands that ACEL represents the most up-to-date and comprehensive statistics on attainment in Scotland, and that the findings are testament to the hard work of teachers, support staff and pupils; notes that PISA found that pupils in Scotland were less likely to witness issues with a number of aspects of behaviour in school than in other parts of the UK; welcomes the Scottish Government’s decision to rejoin Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS); notes that Curriculum for Excellence was endorsed by the OECD in its 2021 report as the right approach for Scottish education, and agrees that the process of education reform, working in partnership with local authorities, and including the reorganisation of national bodies and reform of qualifications and assessments, offers the opportunity to raise standards, ensure that all children and young people can meet their full potential, and deliver excellence and equity across Scotland’s schools."

Vote

Result 64 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote Vote Passed

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Alba Party

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Related motion

Motion ref. S6M-11635

Improving the Performance of the Scottish Education System

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, December 11, 2023

Supported by: Sharon Dowey, Stephen Kerr, Roz McCall, Tess White
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Result 64 for, 54 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote Vote Passed


Defeated related amendments

Motion ref. S6M-11635.1

Improving the Performance of the Scottish Education System - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Supported by: Paul Sweeney, Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Result 54 for, 64 against, 0 abstained, 11 did not vote Vote Defeated


Amendments that have not been voted on

Motion ref. S6M-11635.2

Improving the Performance of the Scottish Education System - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Willie Rennie, North East Fife, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Date lodged: Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, December 13, 2023