An empowered system

​​​​Scotland has started a joint effort to build an empowered, connected, self-improving education system. This is to help achieve excellence and equity for all children and young people as set out in the National Improvement Framework​.​​

A recent agreement was made between the Scottish Government and the local government organisation COSLA. This recognises that establishing an empowered system, which includes schools, school staff, pupils and parents, is crucial in improving the life chances of our children and young people.

The agreement is based on the key principle that schools are empowered to make the decisions that most affect outcomes for their children and young people.​​

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An empowered system recognises all parts of the system – including school staff, learners, parents and carers, support staff and stakeholders who all have a role in delivering an empowered system for all of our young people.

​Some information has already been published in the school leaders and local authorities sections. You can find all of the material published so far on the National Improvement Hub.

Parentzone​ Scotland will be updated as more information becomes available​.