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Collaboration between schools on agenda for ICEA meeting

​Progress on improving collaboration between schools is on the agenda at today's meeting of the International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA).

At the last meeting, the ICEA recommended steps to enhance the work of the six Regional Improvement Collaboratives (RICs), introduced to share evidence of what works at a local level and provide access to expert and practical support for teachers and schools.​​

In response, the Scottish Government announced an additional £5 million to the RICs to help strengthen support to schools, while Education Scotland will move to a regional delivery model that provides access to expert advice at a local level.

The RIC Interim Review – published today – shows that overall school staff are very positive about the idea of learning from one another and welcome the opportunity to network, build skills and develop teaching practice.

Also on today's agenda was Curriculum for Excellence, after the ICEA urged the Scottish Government to ensure teachers, parents and learners all understood the aims behind it at the last meeting.

In response, the Scottish Government has created a working group to consider this issue in closer detail.

Read the report​:

PDF file: Regional Improvement Collaboratives Interim Review​ - November 2018 (338 KB)

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