Supporting Regional Improvement
Education Scotland’s Regional Improvement Directorate has six Regional Improvement Teams which include staff in a diverse range of roles who all contribute to providing bespoke support to early years and community learning establishments, schools, local authorities and Regional Improvement Collaboratives (RICs).
Each of the six Regional Improvement Teams is led by a Senior Regional Advisor (SRA). SRAs work closely with the strategic lead for each of the RICs to support the improvement priorities outlined within annual RIC plans. SRAs also work in partnership with local authority Directors of Education in their region as well as other central staff; providing advice and guidance and leading improvement.
Education Scotland’s Regional Improvement Teams are multi-disciplinary with Senior Education Officers, Education Officers and Development Officers with policy and improvement specialisms in areas such as early years, inclusion, health and wellbeing, curriculum, CLD and digital. Regional Teams are also supported by National Improvement Officers and local aligned Attainment Advisors.
Team members work with educators across all sectors, to support improvement. They provide advice and support in their specialist areas, lead improvement and build capacity and contribute to ensuring robust evaluation of impact. Some team members also work closely with policy colleagues based in Scottish Government and as such contribute to the development and implementation of Scottish Education policy.