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Education (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 4: Guidance

23.Section 4 amends section 13 of the 2000 Act to require that the Scottish Ministers consult specified persons before issuing any guidance relating to an education authority’s duties under sections 3B (pupils experiencing inequalities of outcome) and 3D (carrying out of education authority duty under section 3(2)) of the 2000 Act (as inserted by sections 1 and 2 respectively of the Act). Those persons include education authorities, parents of pupils, voluntary organisations and any other persons that the Scottish Ministers think appropriate.

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