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International Council of Education Advisers

The International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA) was established in 2016 to advise Ministers on how best to achieve excellence and equity in our Scottish education system.

The membership of the ICEA draws upon world-leading education and business experts with a range of knowledge and extensive experience of advising educators and governments on education leadership, school improvement and reform.

The ICEA has two formal meetings a year, but will take forward a workplan between meetings. The ICEA’s role will be to advise on the Scottish Government’s priorities for education and ensure policy and practice, and the actions set out in the Delivery Plan published in June 2016 are influenced by international best practice.  

The ICEA will advise on the reporting and planning cycle of the National Improvement Framework

Following the second meeting of the ICEA which took place on 27-28 February 2017 the Council produced a report setting out it's initial recommendations as to how the education system in Scotland could be improved.