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Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2020 [Draft] : 06 February 2020 View PDF version
John Swinney

I dealt with some of those issues in my answer to Liz Smith, because there is a fundamental disagreement. In almost all questions in education, there is never any unanimity. However, there i...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2020 [Draft] : 06 February 2020 View PDF version
John Swinney

I have been anxious to say to the teaching profession that I will do my level best to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy, which we are making headway on. I note that ...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2020 [Draft] : 06 February 2020 View PDF version
John Swinney

There are a number of points in Mr Johnson’s question. The chief examiner described the 2019 diet as a

Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2020 [Draft] : 06 February 2020 View PDF version
John Swinney

Those are all valid issues for the review to look at. Although I will look in detail at the specific points that Oliver Mundell made, they strike me as entirely r...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2020 [Draft] : 06 February 2020 View PDF version
John Swinney

Both of the substantive propositions in Beatrice Wishart’s question are correct. One of them is that Scottish teachers’ pupil contact hours are among the highest; the other is that there are...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2020 [Draft] : 06 February 2020 View PDF version
John Swinney

On the fundamental point that Mr Greer raises about higher English, for example, some of the foundations of that will be in the assumption of capacity and literac...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2020 [Draft] : 06 February 2020 View PDF version
John Swinney

I am very happy to do so. The international council of education advisers has given us very valuable advice about the need for us to make incremental progress to ...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2020 [Draft] : 06 February 2020 View PDF version
John Swinney

Mr Gray says that it is less than it was 10 years ago. Is Mr Gray aware of a thing called austerity? His party just fought an election, demanding increases in pub...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2020 [Draft] : 06 February 2020 View PDF version
John Swinney

Well, there was certainly nothing new in that question, either.

Meeting of the Parliament 06 February 2020 [Draft] : 06 February 2020 View PDF version
John Swinney

I look forward to receiving Liz Smith’s input to the remit for the review. I hope that she understands that, if we are to do this properly, it must have adequate ...

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