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.

SLF 2016 highlights

Watch the keynote presentations again and take a look back at all the social media activity from this year's Scottish Learning Festival.

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.

Guidance: Assessment and qualifications report

Bill Maxwell, CEO of Education Scotland, has issued guidance and a letter to all secondary schools in response to a report published today by the Assessment and National Qualifications Working Group.

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

  2. Over 4500 teachers, education practitioners and local authority staff attended this year’s Scottish Learning Festival. The two-day event in Glasgow included keynote speeches, education seminars, discussions and exhibits.

  3. Today, UNESCO celebrates International Literacy Day (ILD) to raise awareness of the importance of youth and adult literacy across the world.

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