Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills meetings with chief education officers: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Between the 12th May 2021 to the 1st December 2022 how many meetings did the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills have with local authority Chief Education Officers, Directors of Education or equivalent local authority heads of service with responsibility for education? If meetings were held:

  • How long did the meetings last?
  • How long was the cabinet secretary in attendance for?
  • How many chief education officers were in attendance?
  • Was there an opportunity for teachers to ask questions to the cabinet secretary at each of these meetings?


I am pleased to respond to your request and the information is set out in the attached table.

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Central Enquiry Unit
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The Scottish Government
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