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The Registration of Independent Schools in Scotland: Guidance Notes - Nov 2014

DescriptionGuidance notes for proprietors of new and existing independent schools
ISBN0755949978
Official Print Publication DateAugust 2006
Website Publication DateNovember 25, 2014

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(Updated 27/04/2015)

Annex A contains the address for the Scottish Council of Independent Schools which was correct at the time of publishing. The address is now out of date and the correct address is as follows,

Scottish Council of Independent Schools
61 Dublin Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6NL
Tel: 0131 556 2316
Mob: 07973 489 292
www.scis.org.uk

 

ISBN 0 7559 4997 8

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CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
Definition of an Independent School

REGISTRATION
New schools -electronic application
Registering an Independent School with the Scottish Ministers

Pre-Registration Inspection
Notification

Conditions
Refusal of Registration
Disqualifications
Post-Registration Inspection

Existing Registered Schools
Provision of information
Maximum Roll (previously known as optimum roll)
Conditions
Notices of Complaint

Removal from Register of Independent Schools
Appeals to the Sheriff Principal

PREMISES
Fire Safety
Health and Safety

CURRICULUM

PUPILS
Child Protection
Pupils with Disabilities
Pupils' Educational Records
Administration of Medicine in Schools
Children Missing Education

TEACHING AND NON-TEACHING STAFF
Teachers' Conditions of Service
Non teaching Staff
Criminal Records Checks (or 'Disclosures') on staff

CARE INSPECTORATE

THE SCOTTISH COUNCIL OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

OTHER ISSUES OF INTEREST TO PROPRIETORS
Financial Viability
Equality Act
Charitable Status
Educational Endowment
Freedom of Information Health Promotion and Nutrition

ANNEXES
Annex A Useful Addresses and Contact details
Annex B Legislation
Annex C Useful Publications
Annex D Effect of Part 2 of the School Education (Ministerial Powers and Independent Schools) (Scotland) Act 2004 on Part V of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980

Annex E
Schedule 1 Regulations 3,4,and 5
Schedule 2 Regulations 3 and 4

FOOTNOTES