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Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000

Raising Standards

Section 7 – Review of school performance

19.This section provides for education authorities to review schools’ performance in relation to quality of education and against “measures of performance”. This review must be published.

20.Section 7(1) places a duty on education authorities to publish a report on the performance of schools managed by them, indicating the quality of education provided and set against the objectives set down and measured according to measures of performance. Measures of performance may be different for different categories of schools. This differs from the measures of performance set nationally which have to be uniform throughout the country.

21.In terms of section 7(2), if an education authority concludes that a school is not performing satisfactorily, they are under a statutory duty to take steps to remedy the under performance.

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