The website ("this website") is provided by Education Scotland for use within Scotland, the UK and internationally. When using this website, you agree to these Terms of Use:

  1. By using this website you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of this website; if you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to
  2. Education Scotland may change these terms from time to time, so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of this website will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on this website (including house rules) then the latter shall prevail.

Forums, blogs and wikis

Discussion forums, blogs and wikis may feature in various areas of the Education Scotland website. Any messages or information you contribute to these become the sole property of Education Scotland and may or may not be displayed, at our discretion.

Material which infringes copyright or is otherwise illegal is prohibited - you must comply with applicable local laws, including those of the server and site owner.

You may not post information invasive of another's personal privacy rights, anything that may constitute harassment or libel, or information of a confidential or copyrighted nature without permission.

Any forums, blogs and wikis managed by Education Scotland are provided as a public service and your usage of these services may be terminated at any time by Education Scotland without prior notice.

Information submitted to the system should not be considered confidential or private and may be revealed as part of normal system operations. No warranty of service is implied.


The material contained within the Education Scotland website is © Crown copyright 2022. You may use and re-use the information featured on this website (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.

Images and videos on this site are subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated.  Any materials on this site, for example some photographs and videos  which are identified as the copyright of a third party are not covered by Crown copyright. It is your responsibility to obtain permission or other authorisation  to use such material  from the copyright holder. If you are unsure about copyright of material on the site please contact

For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the National Archives guidance.


Education Scotland seeks to ensure that the information published on its website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and Education Scotland cannot accept any liability for actions or consequences arising from its use.

Education Scotland cannot be held responsible for the contents of any other website accessed through a link on our site. Education Scotland provides these links as a convenience and inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by Education Scotland of an external site.