Corporate and business planning

The processes for Education Scotland's corporate and business planning are outlined in the Education Scotland Framework Document under resource planning, management and audit.

Corporate Plan 2021–2026

This five-year Corporate Plan builds on our interim plan and sets out how we will work towards our vision of achieving excellence and equity for Scotland’s learners, with Scotland’s educators.

PDF file: Corporate Plan 2021 - 2026 (1.3 MB)

PDF file: Corporate Plan 2021 - 2026 (Gaelic Version) (3.2 MB)

Our work in 2020/21

Education Scotland has re-focused its work for 2020/21 to ensure it reflects where we are now and what we need to deliver in this period of recovery. This plan sets out how we will do this. It does not replace our current Corporate Plan for 2019-22, which can still be found below.

PDF file: Our corporate plan in a new context (429 KB)

Corporate Plan 2019-22

Education Scotland’s Corporate Plan for 2019-22 sets out a clear vision and direction of travel for Education Scotland, reflecting the significant changes to the organisation's remit, including a move to regional working, arising from the publication of Education Governance: Next Steps 2017. The corporate plan confirms Education Scotland's commitment to work more closely and collaboratively with all involved in improving Scotland’s education system and is focussed around five new strategic priorities which are fully in line with the National Improvement Framework (NIF) for education:

  • a strong focus on learning, teaching and leadership;
  • national collaborative professional learning networks;
  • getting it right for every child;
  • best use of high quality evidence; and
  • effective partnerships.

The strategic priorities are also shaping Education Scotland's approach to corporate performance reporting, informing the development of new Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

PDF file: Education Scotland Corporate Plan 2019-2022 (788 KB)

PDF file: Education Scotland Corporate Plan 2019-2022 (Gaelic version) (1.5 MB)

Corporate Plan 2013-16

PDF file: Education Scotland Corporate Plan 2013-16 (3.7 MB)

PDF file: Summary/Guide to Education Scotland Corporate Plan (1.5 MB)

PDF file: Education Scotland Corporate Plan - Gaelic language version (3.1 MB)

PDF file: Summary/Guide to Corporate Plan - Gaelic language version (2.9 MB)

Amendments to the plans

Exceptionally, if policy or circumstances change significantly in the course of a planning period, the Director-General Learning and Justice, the Director of Learning, Director of Lifelong Learning, Director of Children and Families or the Chief Executive may propose revisions to the corporate plan, including changes to targets and financial resources. Any revisions will be subject to approval by Scottish Government Ministers.

Gaelic Language Plan

Education Scotland's Gaelic Language Plan was published in August 2013.

We continue to work to our current plan’s actions. Our new Gaelic Language Plan is currently going through the approval process and will be published in due course.

PDF file: Gaelic Language Plan (1.27 MB)

PDF file: Am Plana Gàidhlig (1.31 MB)

Digital Strategy

The digital strategy sets out Education Scotland's strategic approach to:

  • establish the widespread use of digital services by the organisation;
  • develop and maintain external facing digital services;
  • maximise the use of data to improve Scottish education.

The primary aim of the digital strategy is to embed digital into Education Scotland's inward and outward facing services, and through time become an organisation in which digital is established as a cornerstone of everyday functions.

PDF file: Education Scotland Digital Strategy June 2019 (922 KB)

Corporate Finance Strategy 2020-23

PDF file: Education Scotland Corporate Finance Strategy 2020-23 (188 KB)