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Stand Up for Quality Education - Amendment

  • Submitted by: Jenny Gilruth, Mid Fife and Glenrothes, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Tuesday, 16 January 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-11875.2
  • Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, 17 January 2024

As an amendment to motion S6M-11875 in the name of Pam Duncan-Glancy (Stand Up for Quality Education), leave out from "and the conclusions" to end and insert “which highlight areas for improvement in Scottish education, particularly in mathematics; understands that the Scottish Government is taking forward a planned and systematic curriculum improvement cycle to enhance standards, which will focus initially on maths; welcomes the recent publication of the 2022-23 Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence Levels (ACEL), which it recognises is the most comprehensive and up-to-date national data set on attainment and which shows record levels of attainment across primary school level and improvements in secondary school level; agrees that these results by Scotland’s pupils, teachers and school staff deserve commendation; notes that Scotland has the highest investment per pupil and lowest pupil/teacher ratio in the UK, and that, in addition to a record £830 million spend on additional support for learning (ASL), work is underway to update the Additional Support for Learning Action Plan and deliver a range of measures to improve the experiences and outcomes of pupils with additional needs; welcomes that Scotland has the most comprehensive free school meal offering of any nation in the UK, which will be further extended by investment in the 2024-25 Budget, and further welcomes the sector-wide agreement on the need for a holistic package of education reforms, which it agrees should be taken forward in partnership with Scotland’s teachers and young people.”


Vote

Result 67 for, 55 against, 1 abstained, 6 did not vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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Alba Party

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No Party Affiliation

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Related motion

Motion ref. S6M-11875

Stand Up for Quality Education

Submitted by: Pam Duncan-Glancy, Glasgow, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Monday, January 15, 2024

Supported by: Martin Whitfield
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Result 67 for, 54 against, 1 abstained, 7 did not vote Vote Passed


Defeated related amendments

Motion ref. S6M-11875.1

Stand Up for Quality Education - Amendment - Amendment

Submitted by: Liam Kerr, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Result 31 for, 91 against, 1 abstained, 6 did not vote Vote Defeated