The processes for Education Scotland's corporate and business planning are outlined in the Education Scotland Framework Document under resource planning, management and audit.
Education Scotland will develop, maintain and publish a corporate plan setting out the strategic management priorities for the agency over a three-year period.
It will be reviewed and updated every year on a rolling three-year basis and submitted to Scottish Government ministers for approval.
The corporate plan is the basis for evaluating the performance of Education Scotland. At the end of the three-year period, we will produce a comprehensive report about our impact and effectiveness, which will link into the development of the next three-year corporate plan.
The corporate plan is used as a framework for the more detailed annual business plan.
PDF file: Education Scotland Corporate Plan 2013-16 (3.7 MB)
PDF file: Summary/Guide to Education Scotland Corporate Plan (1.5 MB)
PDF file: Education Scotland Corporate Plan - Gaelic language version (3.1 MB)
PDF file: Summary/Guide to Corporate Plan - Gaelic language version (2.9 MB)
The Education Scotland business plan will set out our priorities, targets and outputs for the year ahead and be used for internal management.
We will consult policy colleagues and stakeholders as part of the process to produce the annual business plan in March each year.
A summary of progress will normally be published along with the annual accounts.
Exceptionally, if policy or circumstances change significantly in the course of a planning period, the Director-General Learning and Justice, the Director of Learning, Director of Lifelong Learning, Director of Children and Families or the Chief Executive may propose revisions to the corporate or business plans, including changes to targets and financial resources.
Any revisions will be subject to approval by Scottish Government Ministers.
Our Gaelic Language Plan was published in August 2013.
PDF file: Gaelic Language Plan (1.27 MB)
PDF file: Am Plana Gàidhlig (1.31 MB)
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