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 call for views on the topics under consideration in this inquiry is now closed.
A report on the parent survey has now been published.
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.
The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning attended our meeting on 3 February. The focus of the meeting was the new Highers.
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.
8th Education and Culture Committee Meeting 2015
Date: 8th Meeting, Tuesday 31 March 2015
Location: The Mary Fairfax Somerville Room (CR2)
Educational Attainment Gap - The Role of Parents
Education (Scotland) Bill
British Sign Language (Scotland) Bill
Read the latest report from the Education and Culture Committee
3rd Report, 2015 (Session 4): Subordinate legislation