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Petition by Jonathan Robertson  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1360  
Petition by Jonathan Robertson calling on the Scottish Parliament to examine whether section 3.2 of the Guidelines for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and sections 1.1.1., 1.1.3 and 2.1.1 of the Standards for ITE place a legal obligation on the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Scottish Government to only accredit and approve ITE programmes for primary teachers that offer some form of core modern language training module and whether they have circumvented these Guidelines and Standards when approving ITE programmes following their introduction in 2007.  
Petitioner: Jonathan Robertson  
Number of signatures: 139  
Date lodged: 29 September 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1360 

Written Submissions for PE1360  

Written Questions for PE1360  

1 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee (ELLC) has no plans to examine the issues which have been raised in the petition as part of its work programme for the remainder of this Session of Parliament. Further, as the petition asks the Scottish Parliament to examine this issue and, in the light of the response by the ELLC Committee, there is no further action the Public Petitions Committee can take. <Link to Official Report 11 January 2011 

9 November 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Parliament Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee.  

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