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Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

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

      1. Section 1 – Right of child to school education

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

    2. Raising Standards

      1. Section 3 – Raising standards

      2. Section 4 – National priorities in education

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

      4. Section 6 – School development plans

      5. Section 7 – Review of school performance

      6. Section 8 – Delegation schemes

    3. Inspections

      1. Section 9 – Inspection of education authority

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

      3. Section 11 – Inspection of educational establishment

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

    4. Guidance

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

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

      3. Section 15 - Requirement that education be provided in mainstream schools

      4. Section 16 – No justification for corporal punishment

    5. Ending of self-governing status of schools

      1. Section 17 – Ending of self-governing status of schools

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

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

      4. Sections 20 and 21 – Provision of information and educational endowments in relation to self-governing school

      5. Section 22 – Interruption of process of transition to self-governing status

      6. Section 23 – Purported disposal of property of self-governing school

    6. Independent schools

      1. Section 24 – Registration of independent school

      2. Section 25 – Welfare of pupil attending independent school

    7. School Boards

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

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

      3. Section 28 –Vacancies for parent members of School Board

      4. Section 29 – Restriction on councillor’s membership of School Boards

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

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

    8. Pre-school children

      1. Section 32 – Provision of education for pre-school children

      2. Section 33 – Fees

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

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

      5. Section 36 – Inspection of establishments other than schools

      6. Section 37 –Provision of transport by education authority

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

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

      9. Section 40 – Education outwith school

      10. Section 41 – Rights of appeal against exclusion from school

      11. Section 42 – Grants in respect of activities relating to school education

    9. Placing requests

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

      2. Section 44 – Further provisions as respects placing requests

    10. The General Teaching Council

      1. General

        1. Section 45 – Functions of the Council

        2. Section 46 – Constitution of the Council

          1. Elected members

          2. Appointed members

          3. Nominated members

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

        4. Section 48 – Provision of information by the Council

        5. Section 49 – Provision of information to Council

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

        7. Section 51 – Appeals

        8. Section 52 – Amendment of section 17 of the 1965 Act

        9. Section 53 – Power of Council to borrow money

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

        11. Section 55 – Abolition of Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee for School Education

    11. Sex education and medical matters

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

      2. Section 57 – Consent of child to medical procedures

    12. General

      1. Section 59 – Regulations

      2. Section 61 – Short title and commencement

      3. Schedule 1 – Amendments of 1988 Act consequential on ending of by-elections for parent members of School Boards

      4. Schedule 2 – Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

      5. Schedule 3 – Further repeals

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