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I am grateful to Fulton McGregor and the give them time campaign for raising awareness of the issue. I reassure parents that implementation of the curriculum for excellence early level and good transition arrangements should make the journey from early learning and childcare into primary education seamless and minimise the need for school deferral. However, it is important that parents are...
Whether children with a birthday between August and 31 December are entitled to additional early learning and childcare funding remains at the local authority’s discretion. I expect local authorities to make the decision based on an assessment of wellbeing, as set out in the early learning and childcare statutory guidance that accompanied the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014....
The answer to Mr Gray’s question is in my answer to Mr MacGregor’s first question. The contents of the early level of the curriculum for excellence, which takes, as Mr Gray will know, a play-based approach to learning, supported by good transition arrangements, should make the journey from early learning and childcare into primary education straightforward. There is flexibility to...
Scottish National Party MSP for Perthshire North, Former Scottish National Party MP for North Tayside
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
Also represented North Tayside
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Last updated: 14 May 2001.
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