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 email@example.com and you will be added to the Committee’s email contact list.
The Committee is currently seeking views on the inquiry.
The Committee will hold two further evidence sessions on attainment on 21 and 28 April. The Committee will also write to the Scottish Government to highlight the main issues arising from the first three evidence sessions.
The Committee has finished taking evidence on the Bill and plans to publish its report in late April.
The Committee has written to the Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages.
The Committee has received correspondence from Dundee City Council, Design Dundee Ltd. and the Scottish Government giving additional information about the construction of the Museum.
Following the meeting on 3 February to discuss the new Highers, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning responded to some questions that were sent in but not asked at the Committee meeting.
The Acting Minister for Children and Young People has provided a further written update on Scottish Government activity relevant to the Committee's inquiry.
The Committee will consider Scottish Statutory Instruments that fall within the subject matter of its remit.
9th Education and Culture Committee Meeting 2015
Date: 9th Meeting, Tuesday 21 April 2015
Location: Sir Alexander Fleming Room (CR3)
Decision on taking business in private
Educational Attainment Gap (The Role of Employers)
Draft Budget Scrutiny 2016-17
British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill (in private)
Read the latest report from the Education and Culture Committee
3rd Report, 2015 (Session 4): Subordinate legislation