About Education Scotland

Education Scotland is a Scottish Government executive agency charged with supporting quality and improvement in Scottish education and thereby securing the delivery of better learning experiences and outcomes for Scottish learners of all ages. Education Scotland‘s chief executive is responsible to Scottish ministers, within the terms of the framework document, for its management, performance, and future development.

Our status as an executive agency means that we operate independently and impartially, whilst remaining directly accountable to Scottish Government ministers for the standards of our work. This status safeguards the independence of inspection, review and reporting within the overall context of the National Performance Framework.

Education Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government. We support:

  • the quality and improvement of education in Scotland
  • the professional development of educators
  • improved learning experiences and outcomes for Scottish learners

We are accountable to the Scottish Government for the standards of our work.

Our Executive Agency status means that we are independent and impartial. This status protects the independence of inspection and reporting.