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What is an empowered system?
The jigsaw reflects eight key partners who work together in an empowered system to improve outcomes for children and young people. An empowered system is one that grows stronger and more confident, working in partnership to lead learning and teaching that achieves excellence and equity for all learners. Empowerment and collaboration for improvement happen at all levels in an empowered system.
PDF file: An Empowered System diagram (54 KB)
Empowering school leaders
The Empowering School Leaders guidance considers the contribution of school leaders in an empowered system.
The Headteachers’ Charter for School Empowerment considers the contribution of headteachers in an empowered system.
Both documents have been developed in partnership by the School Empowerment Steering Group. They are published as ‘agreed drafts’ and the Working Group would welcome feedback. Please contact Enquiries@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk.
PDF file: Empowering School Leaders guidance (122 KB)
PDF file: A Headteachers’ Charter for School Empowerment’ guidance (209 KB)
PDF file: Joint agreement letter (221 KB)
Zip file: An Empowered System - diagram, guidance and letter (569 KB)