Corporate and business planning

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

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 2020-21 (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: Education Scotland Corporate Plan 2013-16 (Summary Report) (1.5 MB)

PDF file: Education Scotland Corporate Plan 2013-16 (Gaelic language version) (3.1 MB)

PDF file: Education Scotland Corporate Plan 2013-16 (Summary report - Gaelic language version) (2.9 MB)

Amendments to the plans

Revisions to our plans may be made where policy or circumstances change significantly.  Such changes are always subject to approval by Scottish Ministers.

Gaelic Language Plan

PDF file: Gaelic Language Plan (GLP) 2022-2027 (697 KB)

PDF file: Am Plana Gàidhlig (APG) 2022- 2027 (767 KB)

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 2019-2022 (922 KB)

Corporate Finance Strategy 2020-23

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