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Education and Skills Committee

Wednesday 11 November 2020 9:10 AM


1. Decision on taking business in private: The Committee will decide whether to take items 5 and 6 in private.

2. Public petitions: The Committee will consider the following petitions—
PE1548: National Guidance on Restraint and Seclusion in Schools PE01668: Improving literacy standards in schools through research-informed reading instruction PE01692: Inquiry into the human rights impact of GIRFEC policy and data processing PE1747: Adequate funding to support children with additional support needs in all Scottish Schools

3. Subordinate legislation: The Committee will consider the following negative instruments—
The Glasgow School of Art Order of Council 2020: (SSI 2020/303)

4. Exam diet 2020 and 2021: The Committee will take evidence from-
Professor Mark Priestley, Professor of Education, and Dr Marina Shapira, Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling;
and then from—
John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, Scottish Government.

5. Review of evidence: The Committee will consider the evidence it heard earlier in agenda item 4.

6. Work programme: The Committee will consider its work programme.

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