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(1)The Scottish Ministers shall endeavour to secure improvement in the quality of school education which is provided for Scotland; and they shall exercise their powers in relation to such provision with a view to raising standards of education.
(2)An education authority shall endeavour to secure improvement in the quality of school education which is provided in the schools managed by them; and they shall exercise their functions in relation to such provision with a view to raising standards of education.
(3)The duties under subsection (2) above shall apply also in relation to school education which is provided in pursuance of any arrangements made, or entered into, by an education authority under—
(a)section 14 of the 1980 Act; or
(b)section 35 of this Act.
(4)In subsections (1) to (3) above, “school education” means school education directed as is described in section 2 of this Act.
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