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News articles selected for their relevance to Scottish education and lifelong learning.

  1. News item explaining what schools are eligible, and how they can apply, for grants from the £1.5 million Innovation Fund, set up to help schools close the attainment gap.

  2. This competition is open to children and young people of school age in Scotland. Entrants are asked to choose a local environmental problem, investigate it and come up with solutions.

  3. News item in which Education Scotland Chief Executive Dr Bill Maxwell discusses the implications of the recent OECD report on Scottish education.

  4. The call for seminars for the Scottish Learning Festival 2016 is now open. You are invited to submit proposals aligned with this year's theme 'Promoting excellence and equity for all through: school leadership and school improvement; assessing ...

  5. News article describing how in 2015, Education Scotland launched a survey to identify what has changed in adult literacies provision in the five years since the introduction of 'Adult Literacies in Scotland 2020: Strategic Guidance' (ALIS 2020). The ...


Details of events run by Education Scotland, including workshops, conferences and online Glow events.

  1. Event start date: 24 February 2016

    This two-day event by Education Scotland will examine restorative approaches for use in a school setting.

  2. Event start date: 27 February 2016

    This event aims to support and offer guidance for teachers within the field of Additional Support Needs (ASN) to access a progressive Outdoor Learning framework.

  3. Event start date: 29 February 2016

    The first of a series of three conversational events that will focus on how to develop learning for democracy in community learning and development practice.

  4. Event start date: 11 March 2016

    This event will support practitioners in evaluating progress in Health and wellbeing: responsibility of all and the Health and wellbeing curricular area: Planning For Choices And Changes; Physical Activity, Sport And Health; Substance Misuse; ...

  5. Event start date: 12 March 2016

    The aim of this event is to build capacity and confidence in the delivery of dance in an inclusive training day

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