News and events

Education news

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

  1. News item explaining that Education Scotland has published the Inspection Advice Note for session 2015-16 which supports colleagues in local authorities, schools and early learning and childcare settings with information on how inspections, carried out from August 2015 onwards, will take account of national expectations of progress in implementing Curriculum for Excellence.

  2. News item on a new resource for third sector organisations which will help them evaluate their performance and improve their services which has been launched by Education Scotland.

  3. Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages made a special visit to Bridge of Allan Primary School to congratulate staff and pupils on their efforts following their inspection in May 2015.

  4. Staff and young people from schools, local authorities and organisations across Scotland got together in Inverness to celebrate 30 years of Gaelic-medium education.

  5. Information for National Qualifications exam candidates and their parents.

Events

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

  1. Event start date: 07 September 2015

    This Conversation Day is an opportunity for professional dialogue, to find out more about and help shape the work of Education Scotland, and to work together to support high quality learning and teaching.

  2. Event start date: 08 September 2015

    This Conversation Day is open to primary, secondary and special school heads, depute heads, local authority officers. It provides an opportunity for professional dialogue, to find out more about and help shape the work of Education Scotland, and to work together to support high quality learning and teaching.

  3. Event start date: 08 September 2015

    Education Scotland is holding a free twilight event for upper primary and secondary practitioners that will explore how food and drink can be used as a context for delivering STEM subjects.

  4. Event start date: 21 September 2015

    This free, two-day event will provide an opportunity to explore and share innovative policy and practice from across Scotland and internationally through plenary sessions, workshops and visits to schools and learning centres. The conference will cover all areas of health and wellbeing: mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing; PE, physical activity and sport; relationships, sexual health and parenthood; substance misuse; food and health; and planning for choices and changes.

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