Date lodged: 15 March 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what progress has been made in taking forward recommendation 94 by the Education and Culture Committee in its 10th Report, 2015 (Session 4), Attainment of pupils with a sensory impairment, which called on it to "work with local authorities and deaf people to examine how appropriate [acoustics] standards can be provided in all schools", and, in light of this recommendation, whether it has considered placing such standards on a statutory footing.
Answered by: John Swinney 26 March 2019
As part of the consultation on updating the ‘School Premises (General Requirements and Standards) (Scotland) Regulations 1967’, 68% of respondents agreed that Regulation 24 adequately covers the requirements for acoustic conditions. However, we have received helpful comments on this regulation which we are giving further consideration to.