PE1891: Make swimming lessons a statutory requirement in the primary school curriculum
Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that all children will have had the opportunity to learn to swim by making it a statutory requirement to provide lessons in the primary school curriculum.
Petitioner: Lewis Alexander Condy
Date published: 19 August 2021
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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration
3 November 2021: The Committee agreed to write to Scottish Swimming, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents Scotland and COSLA.
Official Report of Meeting 3 November 2021
19 January 2022: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government.
Official Report of Meeting 19 January 2022
18 January 2023: The Committee agreed to close the petition under rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that there is no mandatory curriculum in Scotland, with the Scottish Government indicating that the Learn to Swim Framework is being delivered in 27 out of 32 local authority areas, with progress being made within two further local authority areas towards delivering the framework during 2023, and Water Safety Scotland and Education Scotland have launched an educational resource for schools to provide a consistent level of learning across Scotland’s educational institutions. In closing the petition, the Committee also agreed to write to the petitioner, and to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.
Official Report of Meeting 18 January 2022
PE1891/A: Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills submission of 17 September 2021
PE1891/B: Petitioner submission of 21 September 2021
PE1891/C: Foysol Choudhury MSP submission of 4 November 2021
PE1891/D: RoSPA submission of 7 December 2021
PE1891/E: COSLA submission of 9 December 2021
PE1891/F: Scottish Swimming submission of 9 December 2021
PE1891/G: Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills submission of 29 November 2022 (86.8KB, pdf)
PE1891/H: Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills submission of 3 March 2023 (97.2KB, pdf)