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Education (Scotland) Act 2016

Interpretation of Part 2

Section 18: Interpretation of Part 2

62.This section contains definitions relevant to Part 2, including definitions of “full assessment”, “Gaelic language”, “Gaelic learner education”, “Gaelic medium education”, “Gaelic medium primary education”, “GMPE”, “GMPE assessment area”, “initial assessment”, “primary education”, “primary school”, “specified child” and “year group”. Various other expressions are ascribed the meanings given to them by section 135 of the 1980 Act.

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