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About the National Improvement Hub​

​What is the National Improvement Hub?

The Hub provides information and support that enables practitioners to improve their practice and increase the quality of learners’ experiences and outcomes. It provides access to: self-evaluation and improvement frameworks, research, teaching and assessment resources, exemplars of practice and support for on-line collaboration and networks through Glow.

Our ambition is to ensure that the Hub is developed in collaboration with practitioners across all sectors of Scottish Education.
You may be invited to give your feedback in the following ways:

  • Complete a questionnaire about your experience of using the Hub
  • Participate in occasional workshops, virtually or at various locations across Scotland
  • Email us at: nih@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk.

​Our principles

The development of the Hub is informed by a number of key principles.

1. The Hub will be designed around the needs of practitioners
2. The Hub will deliver core information/services to support improvement
3. The Hub will be developed collaboratively with practitioners
4. The Hub and its content will be simple to use and understand
5. The language and design of the Hub will be consistent
6. The Hub will make things open. We should share what we’re doing whenever we can. The more eyes there are on a service the better it gets - better alternatives are pointed out, the bar is raised.

​Content publication

A robust content publication process is in place.

  • All Hub content has an identified content owner
  • There is a minimum requirement that content is reviewed and updated on an annual basis
  • As a rule of thumb content will be removed after two years
  • Information about Hub content will be regularly provided through Education Scotland communication channels, including social media
  • Opportunities will be provided for practioners to collaborate around Hub content, for example Glow based YamJams
  • If you are interested in providing content for the Hub please contact nih@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk in the first instance for advice