About The Committee
The Committee scrutinises the policies and performance of the Scottish Government and its agencies by considering relevant legislation; conducting inquiries; scrutinising spending proposals; and carrying out any other work that it considers appropriate.
In practice, the Committee considers a variety of topics such as:
- early years and children’s services
- school, further and higher education
- lifelong learning
- the Gaelic and Scots languages
- culture and the arts.
If you wish to receive regular updates on the work of the Committee please email the Committee Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the Committee’s email contact list.
The Committee has issued a call for evidence. The closing date for submitting views is 24 October 2014.
Read the call for evidence
The Committee will hear evidence on 30 September to assess the implementation of the new qualifications and look forward as the Curriculum for Excellence and national qualifications progress.
On 7 October the Committee will hear evidence from the Cabinet Secretary. What questions do you think the Committee should ask the Cabinet Secretary? Get in touch by 1 October by emailing email@example.com
The Committee received an update on the inquiry from Who Cares? Scotland on 5 August, and from Scottish Government officials on 12 August.
The Committee considered the Bill at Stage 2 on 19 August 2014.
The aim of the Inquiry was to contribute to the debate on Scotland's educational and cultural future in the context of the Referendum in 2014. The Committee has concluded the Inquiry.
22nd Education and Culture Committee Meeting 2014
Date: 22nd Meeting, Tuesday 30 September 2014
Location: The James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4)
Curriculum for Excellence: National Qualifications
Draft Budget 2015-16
The Official Report of this meeting is due for publication by 6 pm on Thursday 2 October 2014.
Read the latest report from the Education and Culture Committee
7th Report, 2014 (Session 4): Subordinate legislation