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Education (Scotland) Act 2016

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13Procedure following full assessment

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(1)This section applies where an education authority has carried out a full assessment of the need for GMPE in a GMPE assessment area in accordance with section 12.

(2)The authority must prepare a report setting out—

(a)its decision on whether or not to secure the provision of GMPE in the area,

(b)the reasons for its decision with reference to—

(i)each of the matters mentioned in section 12(6), and

(ii)its duty under section 12(7), and

(c)where the decision is to secure the provision of GMPE in the area, the period within which the authority considers it would be reasonable for GMPE to be provided in the area.

(3)The authority must send a copy of the report to—

(a)the parent who made the request in relation to which the full assessment was carried out,

(b)parents of other children as mentioned in section 7(2), and

(c)where the request contained, or was accompanied by, evidence from parents of other children as mentioned in section 7(3), those parents.

(4)The authority must publish the report on its website.

(5)Publication of the report under subsection (4) must be no later than 10 weeks after the authority decides to carry out the full assessment.

(6)Where the authority decides to secure the provision of GMPE in the GMPE assessment area, it must take such steps as are necessary to secure the provision of such GMPE in the area as it considers appropriate.

(7)In taking those steps, the authority must ensure GMPE is provided in the GMPE assessment area within such period after making the decision mentioned in subsection (6) as is reasonable in all the circumstances.

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