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LIFELONG PARTNERS: SCOTLAND'S SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES BUILDING THE FOUNDATIONS OF A LIFELONG LEARNING SOCIETY: A Strategy for Partnership

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SECTION 12
Implementation Timetable

IMPLEMENTATION TIMETABLE

In May 2005…

  • skills for work courses will be launched.

In spring 2005…

  • the second stage report of the Executive's review of teacher education for schoolteachers will be published.

By summer 2005…

  • GTCS will confirm arrangements for college staff teaching school pupils in schools.
  • HMIE will publish a self-evaluation guide in its How good is our school? series on school/college partnership.
  • an insert to Partnership Matters containing specific guidance on school/college partnership for pupils with additional support needs will be published.

In August 2005…

  • the rules governing fee-waiver for college activities for pupils will be revised.

From academic year 2005/06 onwards…

  • capacity for college activity will be increased.

In academic year 2005-06…

  • skills for work courses will be piloted.

By autumn 2005…

  • branded learning centres are likely to be able to support learning opportunities for S3 pupils and above.

By October 2005…

  • a new Working Group will be established to consider matters concerning the qualifications of non-schoolteachers who teach pupils.

By December 2005…

  • the work necessary to give all college staff training on pupil welfare and support matters will be scoped.

By end 2005…

  • a Code of Practice, which will provide guidance on how authorities and agencies should exercise their functions under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004, and appropriate regulations, will be published.
  • a standing stakeholder forum comprising representatives from the Executive, the school and college sectors, pupil, adult student and Trade Union interests will be established to oversee the national development of school/college partnership.

In academic year 2006-07…

  • the second phase of pilots of skills for work courses will commence.

In August 2006…

  • a higher educational Professional Development Award and units will be available for college lecturers teaching under 16 year olds.

By 2007...

  • all secondary and special schools in Scotland will have effective, meaningful and appropriate partnership with at least one college for S3 pupils and above. Similarly, all Scotland's colleges will have effective, meaningful and appropriate partnership with secondary and special schools.
  • each school and college agreement with Careers Scotland will be revisited in the light of this strategy and the accompanying guide for partnership.
  • local authorities and colleges will review all local school/college partnership activities to ensure that they match the framework for the 3-18 curriculum for school pupils set out in A Curriculum for Excellence.

For school year 2007/08 onwards…

  • outcomes arising from school/college partnership activity will be included in each sector's SQA performance statistics.

In August 2007…

  • We aim to roll out skills for work courses nationally.

In 2007/08…

  • we will repeat our research into the attitudes of pupils to college learning as part of their school curriculum.

In 2008/09…

  • we will evaluate this strategy's effectiveness.

Scottish Executive Education Department
Scottish Executive Enterprise,
Transport and Lifelong Learning Department

May 2005