Curriculum and Assessment Board

Role of the group

The Curriculum and Assessment Board has been established to improve curriculum and assessment policy in education.

The Board will be a forum for frank and open discussion about what is working in the curriculum and where improvement is required.

It will provide advice and guidance to Scottish Ministers.

The Board will meet every three months.

The Curriculum and Assessment Board has replaced the Curriculum for Excellence Management Board and its supporting structures: the Curriculum for Excellence Implementation Group and Assessment and National Qualifications Group.


Representatives from the following organisations:

  • Association of Directors of Education
  • Association of Headteachers and Deputes in Scotland
  • College Development Network
  • Colleges Scotland
  • Community Learning and Development Managers Scotland
  • Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
  • Early Years Scotland
  • The Educational Institute of Scotland
  • Education Scotland
  • National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers
  • National Parent Forum of Scotland
  • School Leaders Scotland
  • Scottish Council of Independent Schools
  • Scottish Funding Council
  • Scottish Government
  • Scottish Secondary Teachers Association
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Universities Scotland


  • Sheena Devlin, Regional Improvement Lead for the Tayside Collaborative
  • Professor Mark Priestley, University of Stirling
  • Professor Louise Hayward, University of Glasgow