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Act 10, 2023 – Christian Education Group

1. The General Assembly direct the Mission Board to establish a permanent Christian Education Group as a sub-group of the Board.

1.1.Remit. The remit of the sub-group will be:

(1) To discuss and respond to ongoing developments in Education in Scotland, particularly as it relates to Christian worldview, Relationship, Sexual Health, and Parenting Education (RSHP) and other issues of morality in the Curriculum for Education in Schools and early childhood centres in Scotland.

(2) To explore partnerships with other organisations in Scotland who are engaged in Christian education.

3) To continue to equip and support local parents and churches to engage with Local Authorities, schools and early childhood centres in relation to these issues and support parents who have opted for home education. 

(4) To support Christian teachers and staff in state schools and early childhood centres.

(5) To educate and inform the wider Church of what is currently being taught in Scottish Schools and early childhood centres. 

1.2. Membership. The membership of the sub-group will be appointed by the Mission Board. It will include at least two Ministers, two Elders and two additional members of the Free Church of Scotland and to use such advisers as they deem helpful from time to time. Where possible, at least some of the members of the sub-group should be either teaching practitioners or those who have recent experience of delivering the Health and Wellbeing and the RSHP elements of Curriculum for Excellence in Scottish schools