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More information about key education programmes can be found on the Education Scotland website as well as through the core Scottish Government website. In this section, we will provide links to materials and resources for some programmes, including the Scottish Attainment Challenge.

Scottish Attainment Challenge

The Scottish Attainment Challenge aims to raise the attainment of children and young people living in deprived areas, in order to close the equity gap.  It will drive forward improvements in educational outcomes to ensure that everyone is encouraged to be the best they can be.

The Attainment Scotland Fund supports Challenge Authorities, Schools Programme, Innovation Fund and, most recently, Pupil Equity Funding.

Read more about the Scottish Attainment Challenge

National Improvement Framework

​The National Improvement Framework is one of the most significant policy developments in Scottish education over the last 10 years.

The Framework sets out a vision based on achieving excellence and equity for all, regardless of pupils’ social background and circumstances.

Read more about the National Improvement Framework

Delivering Excellence and Equity in Scottish Education: A Delivery Plan

The Delivery Plan outlines the steps the Scottish Government will take to achieve key improvements in education.

Read more about the Delivery Plan

Curriculum for Excellence Benchmarks

​Clear statements about what learners need to know and be able to do to achieve a level in Literacy and English and Numeracy and Mathematics.

Read more about the Curriculum for Excellence Benchmarks

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF): Learning and Teaching Toolkit

​The EEF Learning and Teaching Toolkit is an accessible summary of educational research designed to inform discussions on the most effective approaches to improving pupil attainment. A Scottish specific version of the toolkit is being developed.

Read more about the EEF Learning and Teaching Toolkit.