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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-01301: Oliver Mundell (Dumfriesshire)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the reported concerns of teachers regarding the curriculum for excellence and, in light of this, whether ministers consider it fit for purpose.

Answered by: John Swinney 27 September 2017

Curriculum for Excellence was designed to be a liberating and empowering curriculum for the teaching profession in Scotland to transform the learning experiences of young people. It is doing that in every part of Scotland, it has been endorsed by the OECD and it is the right approach for Scotland.

This Government is committed to delivering constant improvement in education and the reforms I am now taking forward will empower our schools and empower our teachers to deliver a curriculum that continues to develop and improve, to meet the needs of our young people, and to equip them for the ever-changing world around us.