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No. Item

1. Order of Business


Order of business

Including any notices of motion and any other items of business submitted as urgent for consideration at the meeting.

2. Declaration of Interests


Declaration of interests

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in the items of business for consideration, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of their interest.

3. Deputatations



If any

4. Minutes


Minute of 15 December 2020 pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Minute of the Education, Children and Families Committee of 15 December 2020- submitted for approval as a correct record

5. Forward Planning


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Work Programme


Rolling Actions Log pdf icon PDF 334 KB

Rolling Actions Log

6. Business Bulletin


Business Bulletin pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Business Bulletin

7. Executive decisions


Equalities - Investigation into Allegations of Racism pdf icon PDF 1010 KB


Lifelong Learning Plan


Attainment in the Broad General Education 2019-2020 (with 2020-2021 update) pdf icon PDF 1 MB


Child Protection - Response to Motion pdf icon PDF 2 MB


Distribution of Scottish Government Community Mental Health Funds pdf icon PDF 336 KB


Lifelong Learning - Community Based Adult Learning pdf icon PDF 206 KB


School Roll Projections and Rising School Rolls pdf icon PDF 296 KB


Holiday Support for Children Affected by a Disability pdf icon PDF 478 KB


School Session Dates Amendment 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 88 KB


Revenue Monitoring 2020-21 - Month Nine Position pdf icon PDF 232 KB

8. Routine decisions




9. Motions


Motion by Councillor Laidlaw - Publication of the Organisation of Economic Co-Operation and Development Review of the Curriculum for Excellence

Motion by Councillor Laidlaw - Publication of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development Review of the Curriculum for Excellence


Notes that the Scottish Government has delayed publication of the review of the Scottish curriculum by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to June, despite confirmation from the OECD that a full draft has been submitted to the Scottish Government.

Recognises that a vote in the Scottish Parliament on 17 February calling for publication of this report was won by 65 votes to 58 with cross-party opposition support.

Notes that Dr Keir Bloomer, one of the architects of the Curriculum for Excellence, has stated publicly that, “The whole purpose of the OECD review was so that we can learn from the many, many mistakes which have been made in the implementation of the Curriculum for Excellence. The sooner the report is in the public domain, the better.”

Recognises that this Council and its officers would benefit from seeing the findings of this review now as pupils return to school and to allow sufficient time to implement any recommendations that can addressed at a Local Authority level before the start of the next academic year; noting in particular the review’s remit to examine ‘The transition from the Broad General Education (BGE) into Senior Phase – considering how effectively S3 is being used as a transition year in preparing young people for the Senior Phase and the articulation between the BGE and Senior Phase.’

Formally notes its desire to see the interim report published immediately and instructs the Convener to write to the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education John Swinney MSP to state this is the wish of the City of Edinburgh’s Education, Children and Families Committee.”

10. Motions and Amendments pdf icon PDF 208 KB

11. Deputations pdf icon PDF 472 KB