Practitioner and Stakeholder Advisory Group (PSAG)


This group is no longer active.


This large group was comprised of individuals representing almost 50 organisations who the advisor (Professor Ken Muir) considered most likely to be affected to some degree by the reform programme. As such, they were most likely to have views and ideas on what reform might look like, as well as expertise on the practical considerations, implications and risks associated with any proposed changes. 

Organisations on the Practitioner and Stakeholder Advisory Group (PSAG) were offered the opportunity to meet with Professor Muir, an independent advisor to the Scottish Government, to consider and advise on the implementation of the reform that considered all functions currently delivered by both SQA and Education Scotland. PSAG members met twice as a large group and also in sub-groups for more themed discussions. Members of PSAG can be found in the terms of reference.


  • Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES)
  • Association of Headteachers and Deputes in Scotland (AHDS)
  • Building Our Curriculum Self-Help Group (BOCSH)
  • Bòrd na Gàidhlig
  • Care Inspectorate
  • Caring and Learning Alliance (CALA)
  • Children in Scotland (CIS)
  • Community Learning and Development Managers Scotland (CLDMS)
  • Community Learning and Development (CLD) Standards Council
  • Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER)
  • College Development Network
  • Colleges Scotland
  • Commissioner for Children and Young People
  • Connect
  • Early Years Scotland (EYS)
  • Education Scotland (ES)
  • Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) Teaching Union
  • Employers Forum
  • FDA Union
  • Federation of Awarding Bodies
  • General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS)
  • NASUWT, Teachers’ Union
  • National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)
  • National Union of Students Scotland (NUS)
  • The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS)
  • Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)
  • Regional Improvement Collaboratives (RICs)
  • Scottish Association of Minority Ethnic Educators (SAMEE)
  • Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES)
  • Scottish Council of Deans of Education (SCDE)
  • Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS)
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
  • Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association (SSTA)
  • Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC)
  • Scottish Training Federation
  • Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP)
  • Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF)
  • Skills Development Scotland (SDS)
  • Scottish Funding Council (SFC)
  • School Leaders Scotland (SLS)
  • Social Work Scotland
  • Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE)
  • Unison
  • Unite
  • Universities Scotland
  • Voice
  • Who Cares? Scotland
  • Young Scot
  • YouthLink Scotland


Practitioner and Stakeholder Advisory Group (PSAG): terms of reference

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