Languages Strategic Implementation Group


The Strategic Implementation Group (SIG) was set up in 2013 to lead the practical implementation of the 1+2 languages policy, chiefly in schools.

The members of the group agreed an implementation plan in December 2016. This plan provides the members with strategic direction and focuses on four priorities:

  • communication and engagement
  • collaboration
  • curriculum
  • professional development

The members also agreed to a set of key messages about the 1+2 languages commitment.

Meeting minutes prior to November 2016 can be found in the archive.


The co-chairs of the group are:

  • Association of Directors of Education Scotland - ensuring Scotland's local authorities are at the heart of thinking and practical steps to deliver change in schools
  • Education Scotland - advice, support, resources, challenge, professional development

Other members of the group include:

  • Association of Heads and Depute Heads Scotland - representing primary school heads
  • College Development Network Scotland
  • COSLA – representing all local authorities
  • Educational Institute of Scotland - teaching union representation
  • General Teaching Council Scotland - promoting and regulating the teaching profession
  • Languages Network Group Scotland
  • National Parent Forum of Scotland – representing parents
  • School Leaders Scotland - representing secondary school heads
  • Scottish Association of Language Teaching
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • Scottish Council of Deans of Education – represents the schools of teacher education in the universities
  • Scottish Government – owners of the policy and source of funding.
  • Scotland's National Centre for Languages – advice, support, resources, professional development, promoting languages.
  • University Council of Modern Languages Scotland



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