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Catholic Schools, Good For Scotland

  • Submitted by: Donald Cameron, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Monday, 29 January 2018
  • Motion reference: S5M-10034

That the Parliament recognises that 2018 marks the centenary of the 1918 Education (Scotland) Act, which established in law the principle of state funding for Catholic schools; notes that the Scottish Catholic Education Service will be marking the centenary with numerous events to celebrate the contribution that Catholic schools have made to Scotland’s education system; recognises this contribution and the positive impact that it believes that this has had on society; understands that there is continuing governmental support for the future of denominational schools;  notes that, during 2018, schools, families, parishes and communities across the country will reflect on Catholic education, using the theme, Catholic Schools, Good For Scotland, and believes that this distinctive collaboration for the governance of schools, as first legislated for in 1918, continues to reflect the diverse, inclusive and progressive nature of the education system in Scotland.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Neil Bibby, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Jackson Carlaw, Peter Chapman, Willie Coffey, Maurice Corry, James Dornan, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Jamie Greene, Mark Griffin, Rachael Hamilton, Alison Harris, Clare Haughey, James Kelly, Johann Lamont, Monica Lennon, Richard Leonard, Richard Lyle, Fulton MacGregor, Tom Mason, Stuart McMillan, Pauline McNeill, Margaret Mitchell, Alex Neil, Alex Rowley, Mike Rumbles, Anas Sarwar, Elaine Smith, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, David Torrance, Annie Wells