This consultation seeks views on draft statutory guidance in relation to a series of amendments to the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000 ("the 2000 Act") made by Part 1 of the Education (Scotland) Act 2016. In summary, the draft statutory guidance has been developed to support those who will have responsibility for various duties in relation to:
the National Improvement Framework (NIF);
reducing inequalities of outcomes for pupils experiencing them as a result of socio-economic disadvantage, and;
planning and reporting duties at school and education authority levels.
Why We Are Consulting
Views are being sought on whether the draft statutory guidance is clear on who it is aimed at and its purpose. Views are also sought on whether those key audiences find the information it contains helpful in relation to the duties they will be undertaking in future.
What Happens Next
Once the consultation has closed, responses will be analysed in order to determine whether any changes are required to the draft statutory guidance. It is anticipated that the statutory guidance will be published in its final version around March 2017, in advance of the education authority new duties commencing in August 2017.