On 28 June 2016, the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP, launched a national delivery plan for Scottish education. When launching the delivery plan Mr Swinney said: “The Scottish Government will be relentless in its efforts to ensure that every child - no matter where they are from or how well off their family is - has the same opportunities and an equal chance to succeed."
The delivery plan followed engagement with a number of key education partners at an education summit focussing on raising attainment. The delivery plan aims to achieve excellence and equity in Scottish education by focussing action around three key priorities:
closing the attainment gap;
ensuring we have a curriculum which delivers for our children and teachers; and
empowering our teachers, schools and communities to deliver for children and young people.
The plan is also closely aligned with the improvement drivers outlined in the National Improvement Framework.