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Education, Children and Young People Committee

Meeting Minutes

22nd Meeting, 2023

  • Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2023
  • Session: 6
  • Location: TG.40-CR1 The Burns Room
  • Meeting opened at: 09:30
  • Meeting closed at: 12:53
  • Published: Monday, September 18, 2023 11:34am

1 Declaration of interests:

Liam Kerr and Michelle Thomson were invited to declare any relevant interests.

Liam Kerr declared that he has no relevant registered interests. He also indicated that his wife is an ASN Teacher.

Michelle Thomson declared that she has no relevant interests.

2 Choice of Deputy Convener:

The Committee chose Ruth Maguire as the new Deputy Convener.

3 Decision on taking business in private:

The Committee agreed to take item 7 in private.

4 Scottish Qualifications Authority:

The Committee heard evidence from—

Fiona Robertson, Chief Executive and Dr Gill Stewart, Director of Qualifications Development, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

5 Evidence Session (In Private):

The Committee considered the evidence it heard earlier under agenda item 4.

6 Work programme (In Private):

The Committee considered and agreed its work programme.

7 Disabled Children and Young People (Transitions to Adulthood) (Scotland) Bill (In Private):

The Committee considered correspondence from the Scottish Government and the Member in Charge and agreed its approach to a Stage 1 report. 

Martin Whitfield declared an interest as a former teacher employed by East Lothian Council.


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