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(1)In this Act—
“the 1965 Act” means the Teaching Council (Scotland) Act 1965 (c. 19);
“the 1980 Act” means the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (c. 44);
“the 1988 Act” means the School Boards (Scotland) Act 1988 (c. 47);
“annual statement of education improvement objectives” has the meaning given by section 5(2) of this Act;
“land” includes buildings and other structures, interests in land (within the meaning of the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 (c. 33)), land obligations (as defined in section 2(6) of the Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970 (c. 35) and any other rights in, or liabilities relating to, land;
“moveable property” includes moveables heritable by accession;
“national priorities in education” has the meaning given by section 4 of this Act;
“pre-school children” means—
children who are under school age and have not commenced attendance at a primary school (other than a nursery class in such a school); and
children who have attained school age but have not commenced attendance at such a school; and
“school development plan” means a development plan prepared under section 6(1)(a) of this Act for a school.
(2)Any expression used in this Act and in the 1980 Act has the same meaning in this Act as in that Act.
(1)The Scottish Ministers may, by statutory instrument, make regulations prescribing standards and requirements to which an education authority shall conform in discharging the authority’s functions under this Act.
(2)Regulations under this section may make different provision as to different cases or circumstances.
(3)A statutory instrument made in the exercise of the powers conferred by this section shall be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.
(1)The enactments specified in schedule 2 to this Act shall have effect subject to the amendments and repeals specified in that schedule, being amendments and repeals which are either minor or are consequential upon the provisions of this Act.
(2)There are also repealed, to the extent specified in the second column of schedule 3 to this Act, the enactments mentioned in that schedule.
(1)This Act may be cited as the Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000.
(2)There shall come into force on Royal Assent—
(b)section 23 of this Act; and
(c)in so far as relating to sections 13 to 22 and 24 of, and Schedules 3 to 5 to, the Self-Governing Schools etc. (Scotland) Act 1989 (c. 39), section 60(2) of, and schedule 3 to, this Act;
and the other provisions of this Act shall come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.
(3)Different days may be so appointed for different provisions and for different purposes.
(4)An order under subsection (2) above may contain such transitional provisions and savings as the Scottish Ministers think fit.
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