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Government Response to the Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to the Schools Consultation (Scotland) Act 2010

Government Response to the Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to the Schools Consultation (Scotland) Act 2010

Monday, November 18, 2013

ISBN: 9781782569374

Government response setting out MInisters' intentions for amending the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 following the public consultation.

Executive Summary

The paper sets out Ministers' intentions following the Scottish Government's consultation on Amending the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 and how these will be taken forward.

It covers six main areas, the presumption against closure of rural schools; provision of financial information on closure proposals; clarifying and expanding the role of Education Scotland in school closure proposals; the basis for determining school closure proposals - both on merits and process; the establishment of an independent referral mechanism to determine school closures; and the introduction of a 5 year moratorium between school closure proposals.