The Programme for Government sets out a commitment to develop a new National Improvement Hub starting with a focus on supporting the Scottish Attainment Challenge.
The purpose of the National Improvement Hub is to provide information and support which will enable practitioners to improve their practice quickly and increase the quality of learners’ experiences and outcomes. The National Improvement Hub will provide practitioners with access to: self-evaluation and improvement tools, knowledge/research, teaching and assessment resources, exemplars of practice and support for on-line collaboration and networks.
Our ambition is to ensure that the National Improvement Hub is developed to meet the needs of practitioners across all sectors of Scottish Education. We are committed to collaborating with you so that you are able to shape the Hub as it develops.
To support this collaboration from the earliest point in its development, we have released this ‘alpha’ site. The ‘alpha’ site is a model of some initial ideas and we will use it as a basis to facilitate engagement with practitioners. We will use your feedback about the 'alpha' site to develop and refine both the future content and functionality of the Hub. This will help to ensure that the National Improvement Hub will be fit for purpose and is developed in a way which will support improvement. Once we have gathered the views of practitioners we will review the feedback and develop the site to meet the needs of our practitioner communities.
You are invited to give your feedback in the following ways:
The ‘alpha’ site is the first release of the National Improvement Hub. This is a simple, initial design which allows us to test our ideas with practitioners and is not intended to be a finished website. Some initial content has been provided. The site will be developed in response to practitioner feedback and future releases will be made available.
The design and development of the National Improvement Hub will be informed by 10 key principles. The principles are adapted from the
Government Digital Service: