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Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Provision of school education: right of child and duty of education authority

    1. 1. Right of child to school education

    2. 2. Duty of education authority in providing school education

  3. Raising standards

    1. 3. Raising standards

    2. 4. National priorities in education

    3. 5. Education authority’s annual statement of improvement objectives

    4. 6. School development plans

    5. 7. Review of school performance

  4. Delegation schemes

    1. 8. Delegation schemes

  5. Inspections

    1. 9. Inspection of education authority

    2. 10. Code of practice as regards inspection of education authority

    3. 11. Inspection of educational establishment

    4. 12. Code of practice as regards inspection of educational establishment

  6. Guidance

    1. 13. Guidance to education authorities: raising standards and delegation schemes

    2. 14. Guidance to education authorities as to home education

  7. Requirement for mainstream education

    1. 15. Requirement that education be provided in mainstream schools

  8. Ending of corporal punishment in schools

    1. 16. No justification for corporal punishment

  9. Ending of self-governing status of schools

    1. 17. Ending of self-governing status of school

    2. 18. Order supplementary to ending of self-governing status

    3. 19. Transfer of staff of self-governing school

    4. 20. Provision of information in relation to self-governing school

    5. 21. Educational endowments in relation to self-governing school

    6. 22. Interruption of process of transition to self-governing status

    7. 23. Purported disposal of property of self-governing school

  10. Independent schools

    1. 24. Registration of independent school

    2. 25. Welfare of pupil attending independent school

  11. School Boards

    1. 26. Role of School Board in raising standards and improving quality of education

    2. 27. Election to School Board after school ceases to be self-governing

    3. 28. Vacancies for parent members of School Board

    4. 29. Restriction on councillor’s membership of School Board

    5. 30. Involvement of School Board in preparing short leet for appointment of headteacher etc.

    6. 31. Delegation of education authority’s functions to School Board

  12. Pre-school children

    1. 32. Provision of education for pre-school children etc.

    2. 33. Fees

    3. 34. Guidance to education authorities as respects discharge of certain functions

    4. 35. Provision of school education by persons other than education authorities

    5. 36. Inspection of establishments other than schools

    6. 37. Provision of transport etc. by education authority

    7. 38. Admission of children under school age to primary school

    8. 39. Repeal of Part II of Education (Scotland) Act 1996

  13. Education outwith school

    1. 40. Education outwith school

  14. Exclusion from school

    1. 41. Rights of appeal against exclusion from school

  15. Grants

    1. 42. Grants in respect of activities relating to school education

  16. Placing requests

    1. 43. Placing requests: extent of education authority’s duty

    2. 44. Further provision as respects placing requests

  17. The General Teaching Council

    1. 45. Functions of the Council

    2. 46. Constitution of the Council

    3. 47. Further provision as to keeping of register of teachers

    4. 48. Provision of information by Council

    5. 49. Provision of information to Council

    6. 50. Professional Conduct Committee and Investigating and Disciplinary Sub-committees

    7. 51. Appeals

    8. 52. Amendment of section 17 of 1965 Act

    9. 53. Power of Council to borrow money

    10. 54. Power of Scottish Ministers to require Council to establish committees

  18. Abolition of SJNC

    1. 55. Abolition of Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee for School Education

  19. Sex education and medical matters

    1. 56. Guidance to education authorities as to manner of conducting sex education

    2. 57. Consent of child to medical procedures

  20. General

    1. 58. Interpretation

    2. 59. Regulations

    3. 60. Amendments and repeals

    4. 61. Short title, commencement, transitional provisions and savings

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      AMENDMENTS OF 1988 ACT CONSEQUENTIAL ON RESTRICTING BY-ELECTIONS FOR PARENT MEMBERS OF SCHOOL BOARDS

      1. 1.The 1988 Act shall be amended in accordance with the...

      2. 2.In section 2 (composition of School Board)—

      3. 3.In section 2A (elections)— (a) for subsections (4) and (5)...

      4. 4.In section 2B (co-option), for subsections (3) and (4) substitute—...

      5. 5.In section 3 (terms of office)— (a) after subsection (4)...

      6. 6.In section 20 (schools without a Board and disestablishment of...

      7. 7.In section 22(2) (interpretation), the definition of “co-opted parent member”...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS AND REPEALS

      1. 1.Teaching Council (Scotland) Act 1965 (c.19)

      2. 2.Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (c.65)

      3. 3.Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (c.44)

      4. 4.School Boards (Scotland) Act 1988 (c.47)

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      FURTHER REPEALS

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