Date lodged: 6 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will include an open evidence stage as part of the review into personal and social education and school counselling so that schools that have not been selected to take part in the review can contribute.
Answered by: John Swinney 14 June 2018
Prior to the commencement of the PSE Review, an engagement session was held in conjunction with Education Scotland and COSLA, to help shape the scope of the PSE review. There was wide representation from local authorities at this session. This ensured that local authority colleagues had an opportunity to help develop the scope of the review. As a result, the review will take into account the experiences of the delivery of personal and social education in 55 schools including primary, secondary, special and early learning and child care centres across Scotland.
Prior to finalising the outcomes of the review, COSLA, Local Authorities, third sector organisations and children and young people will have an opportunity to hear about the main findings and identify gaps and inform further refinement of the recommendations.
Further information on the scope of the review is available on the Scottish Government website at https://beta.gov.scot/publications/schools-personal-and-social-education-review/ .