Church of Scotland

Response to the proposed revisions to the Scottish Government’s Guidance on Religious Observance

A response from the Education Committee of the Church of Scotland relating to the proposed revisions to the Scottish Government’s guidance on Religious Observance.

Published: February 2017

Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve Excellence and Equity in Education – A Governance Review (Scottish Government)

A Church and Society response to the Scottish Government’s governance review on how education in Scotland is run, including who should take decisions in relation to the education of children and young people, and how funding can be made fairer. It also asks about the support teachers and practitioners need to do their jobs well and how this can be improved.

Published: January 2017

Petition PE01623: Unelected church appointees on Local Authority Education Committees

A letter from the Church and Society Council in response to the Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee concerning petition PE01623 in the name of Mr Spencer Fildes writing on behalf of the Scottish Secularist Society.

Published: November 2016

Education (Scotland) Bill

The Church of Scotland’s Standing Committee on Education’s response to the Stage One call for evidence on the Education (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Government’s Education and Culture committee.

Published: May 2015

‘Educational attainment gap – Role of the third and private sectors’

Response to the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture committee on the educational attainment gap from the Church of Scotland’s Education committee. The Church of Scotland has been concerned with education since its foundation in the 16th century. Its role in the 21st century is carried out principally by its Education Committee, by its representatives on local authorities and by its chaplains in schools and further education colleges.

Published: March 2015

Petition PE1498: Religious Representatives on Local Authority Education Committees

Additional information requested by the Public Petitions Committee to inform their consideration of petition PE1498. Submitted by the Church of Scotland Education Committee

Published: February 2014

Proposed Local Government Accountability and Transparency (Scotland) Bill (John Finnie MSP)

Response from the Church of Scotland Education Committee to John Finnie MSP’s proposal to bring forward a Local Government Accountability and Transparency Bill.

Published: January 2014

Petition PE1487: Religious Observance (Public Petitions Committee)

Submission to the Public Petitions Committee by the Church of Scotland Education Committee to petition PE1487 on Religious Observance in schools.

Published: October 2013

GTCS Revision of Teacher Education

Church of Scotland Education Committee response to the GTCS consultation on the revision of teacher education.

Published: October 2012

Reform Scotland Commission on School Reform

Church of Scotland Education Committee response to the Reform Scotland Commission on School Reform.

Published: July 2012

SQA Assessment of RMP Studies

Church of Scotland’s Education Committee response to the SQA Assessment of RMP (Religious, Moral and Philosophical) Studies. 

Published: March 2012

Commission on Rural Education (Scottish Govt)

Church of Scotland response to the Scottish Government Commission on Rural Education. 

Published: January 2012

‘Putting Learners at the Centre’ consultation

Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland response to the Scottish Government consultation on the future of post-16 education in Scotland. 

Published: December 2011

Methodist Church in Scotland

Scottish Government Commission on the Delivery of Rural Education

Response from the Methodist Church in Scotland to the Scottish Government Commission on the Delivery of Rural Education. 

Published: January 2012

Scottish Episcopal Church

Appointment of Religious Representatives to Local Authority Education Committees

Response from the Mission and Ministry Board of the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church in response to: 

1. Public Petition PE01498, regarding religious representatives on Local Authority Education Committees; and

2. The Consultation by John Finnie MSP for a Bill to remove the obligation to appoint religious representatives to Education Committees. 

Published: January 2014

Petition PE1487 Religious Observance (Public Petitions Committee)

Submission to the Public Petitions Committee on behalf of the Mission and Ministry Board of the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church to petition PE1487 on religious observance in schools.

Published: October 2013

Commission on Rural Education (Scottish Government)

Scottish Episcopal Church response to the Scottish Government Commission on Rural Education. 

Published: December 2011