Education Scotland

Delivering Excellence and Equity in Scottish Education

The Delivery Plan outlines the steps to achieve key improvements in education, building on the work contained in the National Improvement Framework.

Curriculum for Excellence Benchmarks

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Benchmarks set out clear statements about what learners need to know and be able to do to achieve a level in a subject.

Our websites are changing

We're working on a major update to the Education Scotland websites to ensure we continue to meet practitioners' needs as Scotland's education system evolves.

National Improvement Hub

The National Improvement Hub offers a gateway to educational improvement resources and support.

Scottish Attainment Challenge

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Raising the attainment of children and young people living in deprived areas in order to close the equity gap.

What's new

  1. New landmark guidance for teachers has been published to reduce workload and bureaucracy.

  2. The Curriculum for Excellence Implementation Plan for 2016-17 sets out the objectives that need to be achieved, the activities at local level that will be required to achieve these objectives and the national support that will be available.

  3. This glossary has been developed for parents and carers of children and young people in the broad general education in Scottish schools. It defines some of the commonly used terms in numeracy and mathematics.

More new resources

News and events

  1. Community Learning: Developing Leaders for the Future is an ILM accredited programme which brings together CLD leaders from the public and third sectors across Scotland to develop their leadership abilities and confidence.

  2. Mixed progress as local authorities bear down on unnecessary bureaucracy in schools

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