The National Improvement Framework, launched by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on 6 January 2016, 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 learners, regardless of social background and circumstances.
The publication sets out four key priorities that everyone in Scottish education should be working towards:
The Framework identifies six key drivers of improvement – progress across all of these is needed to deliver the improvements we want to see for all learners:
The Framework is being delivered through a joint programme between Education Scotland, the Learning Directorate in Scottish Government and, in relation to specific key drivers, other national partners, such as the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) and the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL).
As part of the Education (Scotland) Act 2016, the reporting procedures for the Framework have been placed on a statutory footing.
Following the initial advice note issued in March 2016, further advice and support has been created on how partnerships can work constructively to create a meaningful improvement plan.
This resource is for schools, working with parents, carers, partners and their local communities.
Schools should engage with all local stakeholders, with a particular emphasis on parents and carers, to create a shared improvement plan. The increased emphasis on partnership approaches is intended to achieve greater impact on children’s and young people’s attainment and achievement.
To find out more go to our Driving Excellence and Equity: Advice on School Improvement Planning 2018/19 page on the National Improvement Hub.
Additional downloadable material for parents and practitioners is available from the
Parentzone Scotland website and the
National Improvement Hub.
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