(1)In this Act—

(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.

60Amendments and repeals

(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(2)There are also repealed, to the extent specified in the second column of schedule 3 to this Act, the enactments mentioned in that schedule.

61Short title, commencement, transitional provisions and savings

(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—

(a)this section;

(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.