Collaborative Improvement (CI) is an approach to bringing about improvement through shared work involving staff from the Local Authority, Education Scotland (ES) and the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES).
Together, the group establishes the focus for the Collaborative Improvement Review and then undertakes activities in the Local Authority that will result in an evaluative summary, identifying strengths and areas that may require further focus. All 32 Local Authorities in Scotland will participate during the period 2021- 2024.
The successful impact of the CI process is based on a number of key principles which provide support and challenge for improvement:
- The process brings together knowledge from across the system to secure improvement and share good practice. There is effective sharing of what works well at a local authority level.
- The increased strengthening of the networked learning system across Scotland as a significant number of officers from different local authorities take part as members of the core CI team who engage with the host LA team.
- The identified area of focus is clearly rooted in the self-evaluation evidence of the local authority and confirmed as appropriate through robust discussion during the initial planning phase with the core CI team.
- Reporting on progress of identified action points is incorporated into existing improvement planning processes, ensuring that all resources remain focussed on maximising improved outcomes for learners.
PDF file: In Person Schedule Example (171 KB)
PDF file: Programme Calendar (84 KB)
PDF file: Simple Checklist (94 KB)
PDF file: Intro Presentation (199 KB)
PDF file: Online Schedule Example (209 KB)
PDF file: Feedback Sheet (91 KB)
Collaborative Improvement Reports
PDF file: Clackmannanshire Report (236 KB)
PDF file: Shetlands Report (318 KB)
PDF file: Western Isles Report (236 KB)
PDF file: Glasgow Report (338 KB)
PDF file: Scottish Borders Summary (162 KB)
PDF file: Perth and Kinross Summary (114 KB)
PDF file: Inverclyde Summary (164 KB)
PDF file: Aberdeenshire Report (689 KB)
PDF file: East Renfrewshire Report (397 KB)
PDF file: Fife Summary (200 KB)
PDF file: South Ayrshire Summary (464 KB)
PDF file: Midlothian Report (356 KB)