1. Advice and guidance

    25 Jun 2019

    Devolved school management: guidelines

    This guidance supports the development of devolved school management schemes, which set out how local authorities fund schools and the accountability and responsibility for financial decisions.

  2. Publication

    25 Jun 2019

    Empowering Schools: education reform progress update

    Progress update on delivery of the Scottish Government's programme of education reform.

  3. Research and analysis

    21 Jun 2019

    Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation: interim report (year 3)

    Findings from the evaluation of Year 3 (2017-2018) of implementation of the Attainment Scotland Fund. 

  4. NEWS

    19 Jun 2019 17:19

    Leaders of independent review visit Buchanan and St Ambrose High Schools

    Team meet staff in response to health and safety concerns.

  5. NEWS

    19 Jun 2019 10:00

    Commitment to sustainable learning

    Educating pupils on being responsible citizens of the world.

  6. Advice and guidance

    14 Jun 2019

    Included, engaged and involved part 1: promoting and managing school attendance

    Guidance to education authorities in Scotland on the promotion of good attendance and the management of attendance.

  7. Publication

    13 Jun 2019

    Food and drink in schools: consultation analysis report

    An analysis of responses given on the nutritional requirements for food and drink in schools.

  8. NEWS

    13 Jun 2019 00:01

    Making school food healthier

    More fruit and vegetables, less processed red meat and sugar on the menu.

  9. NEWS

    12 Jun 2019 16:56

    Review of Buchanan and St Ambrose High School

    Work to begin immediately on independent review.

  10. Publication

    12 Jun 2019

    Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006: national review progress report

    This joint report from the Association of Directors of Education, the National Parent Forum and the Scottish Government outlines the progress that has been made in the fields of parental involvement, parental engagement, family learning and learning at home.

  11. NEWS

    11 Jun 2019 14:46

    Primary 1 standardised assessments ‘should continue’

    Assessments can help inform teachers’ professional judgements.

  12. NEWS

    03 Jun 2019 00:01

    New School Payment launches

    Full Best Start Grant package now available.

  13. NEWS

    30 May 2019 18:51

    New flexible career pathways in teaching

    Strengthening career options for teachers to develop in the profession.

  14. Publication

    30 May 2019

    Independent panel on career pathways for teachers: final report

    Description of work undertaken by the group and its recommendations for the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT).

  15. Research and analysis

    30 May 2019

    Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation: school case studies

    How the Attainment Scotland Fund has been used by schools, and qualitative feedback on schools' experience to date.

  16. Research and analysis

    30 May 2019

    Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation: headteacher survey 2018

    Headteachers’ experience of the fund, covering themes such as governance, planning and evaluation, impact and sustainability.

  17. Research and analysis

    30 May 2019

    Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation: headteacher survey 2018 - appendix

    Technical report providing methodological detail and data tables for the results of the headteacher survey 2018 for the evaluation of the Attainment Scotland Fund.

  18. Research and analysis

    29 May 2019

    Growing Up in Scotland: changes in language ability over the primary school years

    This report investigates the improvement of language ability during the primary school years and identifies factors which appear to help and hinder improvement over this period.

  19. NEWS

    17 May 2019 09:30

    Healthy relationships and consent

    New national resource to support young people.

  20. Correspondence

    10 May 2019

    LGBT inclusive education: guidance to education authorities May 2019

    Joint letter issued on 8 May 2019 from the Scottish Government and COSLA.

  21. NEWS

    24 Apr 2019 11:30

    Collaborating to help close the attainment gap

    Stronger connections between schools and youth work organisations

  22. Publication

    18 Apr 2019

    Scottish National Standardised Assessments: recommendations from P1 Practitioner Forum

    The P1 Practitioner Forum was formed to give P1 teachers a voice in the debate concerning the Scottish National Standardised Assessment (SNSA) for P1, and to generate practical advice to address the well-documented challenges and discussions that arose from SNSA’s first year of implementation.

  23. NEWS

    16 Apr 2019 10:38

    Holiday meals for children

    Funding for food during school holidays.

  24. Statistics

    16 Apr 2019

    Education maintenance allowances: 2017 to 2018

    Statistics on Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) recipients and payments made in 2017-2018.

  25. NEWS

    16 Apr 2019 09:30

    Education Maintenance Allowances 2017-18

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  26. Consultation analysis

    09 Apr 2019

    Strategy for the learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs 2017-2026: full consultation analysis

    The full analysis report of responses to the consultation on the draft ten-year strategy.

  27. Consultation analysis

    09 Apr 2019

    Strategy for the learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs 2017-2026: summary consultation analysis

    Summary report of responses to the consultation on the draft ten-year strategy.

  28. Advice and guidance

    05 Apr 2019

    Devolved School Management: draft guidelines

    Draft new Devolved School Management Guidelines to local authorities, providing guidance on local authorities’ Devolved School Management Schemes regarding how they fund schools and the accountability and responsibility for financial decisions.

  29. NEWS

    30 Mar 2019 00:01

    Confronting sectarianism

    Increased support for grassroots projects.

  30. NEWS

    26 Mar 2019 09:30

    Better outcomes for children who need additional support

    New tools for teachers and councils to assist learners.

  31. Publication

    26 Mar 2019

    Additional support for learning: implementation in 2017-2018

    Details of the implementation of additional support for learning in 2017-2018.

  32. Research and analysis

    26 Mar 2019

    Additional support for learning: experiences of pupils and those that support them

    Findings from qualitative research.

  33. Advice and guidance

    26 Mar 2019

    Presumption to provide education in a mainstream setting: guidance

    Guidance to education authorities on their duty to provide education in a mainstream setting unless certain exceptions apply.

  34. NEWS

    15 Mar 2019 12:46

    Moray pupils engineer success

    A96 dualling programme hailed by pupils and teachers

  35. NEWS

    13 Mar 2019 10:00

    Science centre funding 2019-20

    Total funding for Science Centres tops £10 million.

  36. Publication

    05 Mar 2019

    STEM bursary: equality impact assessment 2019

    Second equality impact assessment (EQIA) of STEM bursary summarises how decision makers balanced the aim of the bursary against the potential adverse impacts of the policy on groups with protected characteristics.

  37. NEWS

    26 Feb 2019 09:30

    Record high for school leavers in positive destinations

    Deprivation gap in positive destinations falls by half.

  38. Statistics

    26 Feb 2019

    School leaver attainment and initial destinations: statistics

    Results of the initial leaver destination surveys (S3 to S6) and post-review attainment.

  39. Factsheet

    25 Feb 2019

    STEM teacher education bursary: eligibility criteria

    Details of the eligibility criteria for the STEM teacher education bursary.

  40. NEWS

    25 Feb 2019 00:01

    STEM Bursary applications open

    Home Economics included for first time.

  41. Research and analysis

    12 Feb 2019

    Primary to secondary school transitions: systematic literature review

    Impact of transitions and the factors that support or hinder a successful transition from primary to secondary school.

  42. Research and analysis

    12 Feb 2019

    Primary to secondary school transitions: systematic literature review - key findings

    Impact of transitions and the factors that support or hinder a successful transition from primary to secondary school.

  43. Publication

    07 Feb 2019

    STEM strategy for education and training: first annual report

    Overview of progress in the first year of the five year STEM Strategy for Education and Training in Scotland.

  44. Research and analysis

    06 Feb 2019

    Regional Improvement Collaboratives (RICs): interim review

    The overall aim of this review was to explore how RIC establishment had been taken forward in each region.

  45. NEWS

    23 Jan 2019 14:54

    Improving Personal and Social Education

    Consent education to be part of updated teaching resources.

  46. Strategy/plan

    23 Jan 2019

    Review of Personal and Social Education: preparing Scotland's children and young people for learning, work and life

    Review of personal and social education (PSE), including the role of guidance in schools and school counselling services and the effectiveness of the provision of the universal support entitlement for children and young people in local authority schools.

  47. NEWS

    23 Jan 2019 09:17

    Best Start Grant to help youngsters

    New benefit to be introduced from June.

  48. NEWS

    11 Dec 2018 09:31

    Primary teacher numbers highest since 1980

    447 more teachers in 2018.

  49. Strategy/plan

    11 Dec 2018

    2019 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan

    The framework sets out activity the Scottish Government and partners will take to drive improvement for children and young people.

  50. Strategy/plan

    11 Dec 2018

    2019 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan: summary document

    Five page summary of the 2019 NIF Plan

  51. NEWS

    11 Dec 2018 09:30

    Schools in Scotland and CfE Achievement

    National and Official (Experimental - Data under development) Statistics Publications for Scotland.

  52. Transparency data

    10 Dec 2018

    Teacher vacancies: 2018 statistics

    The table included is a snapshot of advertised vacancies for local authority teaching posts as at September 2018.

  53. Transparency data

    10 Dec 2018

    Initial teacher education: 2018 student teacher intake statistics

    The tables included show indicative information received from universities in October 2018 on intakes to initial teacher education. 

  54. NEWS

    10 Dec 2018 00:01

    More teaching vacancies filled

    Student teacher intake increases three years running.

  55. NEWS

    16 Nov 2018 10:03

    107 new STEM teachers funded by bursary

    Support scheme extended to help more people into teaching.

  56. Strategy/plan

    14 Nov 2018

    Teaching in a diverse Scotland: increasing and retaining minority ethnic teachers

    This report aims to increase the number of teachers from under-represented groups at all levels in Scottish Schools.

  57. NEWS

    08 Nov 2018 15:28

    LGBTI education

    Scotland will lead the way in inclusive education.

  58. Independent report

    08 Nov 2018

    LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group: report to the Scottish Ministers

    Group's recommendations to the Scottish Ministers.

  59. Progress report

    07 Nov 2018

    Ready to Act: interim report on implementation and recommendations

    Progress made so far on supporting allied health professions children and young people (AHP CYP) community and direction for 2018-2020.

  60. Corporate report

    06 Nov 2018

    Read, Write, Count: November 2017 campaign evaluation report

    Summary of the Read, Write, Count primary school literacy campaign results against its objectives.

  61. Corporate report

    01 Nov 2018

    Headteacher Recruitment Working Group: route to headship

    This paper supports the Headteacher Recruitment Working Group's 'Report and next steps' publication.

  62. Strategy/plan

    01 Nov 2018

    Headteacher Recruitment Working Group: report and next steps

    Considerations of issues relating to the recruitment and retention of headteachers in Scottish schools and recommendations to address the issues.

  63. NEWS

    20 Sep 2018 10:30

    Young STEM leaders to mentor younger peers

    Funding for a young leaders programme announced.

  64. NEWS

    08 Sep 2018 09:45

    Vision for school libraries

    Pupils shape strategy to help improve literacy and boost attainment.

  65. NEWS

    26 Aug 2018 10:30

    Schools for the Future

    Three key milestones met in one week.

  66. NEWS

    25 Jul 2018 18:04

    Call to devolve migration

    Stark figures show impact of Brexit on education workforce.

  67. NEWS

    26 Jun 2018 14:40

    Fast-tracking education reforms

    Landmark agreement reached with councils.

  68. Transparency data

    26 Jun 2018

    Education (Scotland) Bill: draft

    A draft Bill containing provisions designed to empower schools, improve collaboration, enhance parental involvement and ensure pupil participation.

  69. Independent report

    26 Jun 2018

    International Council of Education Advisers: report 2016-2018

    This is the first formal report of the International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA) following the initial two-year period of their appointment.

  70. Speech/statement

    26 Jun 2018

    Scotland's education reform: update

    Deputy First Minister's speech about the progress of Scottish education reform.

  71. Advice and guidance

    21 Jun 2018

    Developing a positive whole school ethos and culture: relationships, learning and behaviour

    Policy guidance in response to the Behaviour in Scottish schools research, published December 2017.

  72. NEWS

    19 Jun 2018 09:43

    Poverty gap closing

    Attainment improving, education spend increasing.

  73. Consultation paper

    12 Jun 2018

    Together we can, together we will: consultation

    Consultation by National Consultation of Rual Advisers (NCRA) to help inform recommendations for Scottish Government on future policy direction for the rural economy.

  74. NEWS

    04 Jun 2018 11:30

    Healthier school food

    Less sugar, more fruit and veg on the menu.

  75. Consultation paper

    04 Jun 2018

    Nutritional requirements for food and drink in schools: consultation

    Proposed amendments to the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008.

  76. Independent report

    04 Jun 2018

    Food and drink in schools: nutrition requirements review

    Independent review by the Technical Working Group of nutrition requirements regulations.

  77. NEWS

    27 May 2018 00:01

    Improved anti-bullying measures

    Incidents to be recorded.

  78. NEWS

    26 May 2018 00:01

    More than £4 million for educational psychologists

    Funding expected to support up to 30 new trainees annually.

  79. NEWS

    25 May 2018 13:41

    New national school clothing grant

    Thousands to benefit from minimum £100 grant.

  80. NEWS

    22 May 2018 09:30

    £50 million to close attainment gap

    Hundreds of schools to benefit.

  81. NEWS

    10 May 2018 09:30

    Personalised online careers support for all pupils

    Recommendations of Learner Journey Review published.

  82. NEWS

    01 May 2018 09:30

    Education Maintenance Allowances 2016-17

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  83. NEWS

    27 Apr 2018 16:39

    International Council of Education Advisers

    Effective collaboration key to close attainment gap.

  84. NEWS

    24 Apr 2018 15:06

    Treas Sgoil Ghàidhlig ann an Glaschu

    Leas Phrìomh Mhinistear air £1.9 millean de mhaoineachadh ainmeachadh dhan phròiseact.

  85. NEWS

    07 Mar 2018 09:45

    Supporting new STEM teachers

    Training bursaries available from April.

  86. Research and analysis

    06 Mar 2018

    Young people's participation in decision making in Scotland: attitudes and perceptions - research findings

    Findings from a survey of secondary school pupils on perception of their ability to influence decisions that affect them.

  87. Research and analysis

    06 Mar 2018

    Young people's participation in out of school activities: research findings

    Findings from an online survey of young people aged 8 to 26.

  88. Research and analysis

    06 Mar 2018

    Young people's participation in decision making in Scotland: attitudes and perceptions

    Findings from a survey of secondary school pupils on perception of their ability to influence decisions that affect them.

  89. NEWS

    27 Feb 2018 09:53

    Investing in education

    Second consecutive increase in local authority spend.

  90. NEWS

    27 Feb 2018 09:30

    Initial Destinations of Senior Phase School Leavers

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  91. NEWS

    20 Feb 2018 10:00

    £3 million for language learning

    School funding to strengthen skills.

  92. NEWS

    19 Feb 2018 10:30

    Raising attainment

    First Minister sees work of £120m school fund.

  93. Advice and guidance

    08 Feb 2018

    Pupil Equity Funding (PEF): national operational guidance 2018

    Guidance to help schools plan how to effectively spend their PEF allocation.

  94. NEWS

    30 Jan 2018 00:01

    Pupil Equity Funding

    More than 2,300 schools to receive over £120 million next year.

  95. Transparency data

    30 Jan 2018

    Pupil Equity Funding: school allocations 2018 to 2019

    Funding allocated directly to schools and targeted at closing the poverty related attainment gap.

  96. Consultation analysis

    18 Dec 2017

    Education (Scotland) Act 1980 Section 70 guidance document: analysis of consultation responses

    Analysis report following the public consultation on guidance for users of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.

  97. NEWS

    12 Dec 2017 10:03

    Teacher numbers increase

    DFM: Scottish Government investment improving education.

  98. Minutes

    04 Dec 2017

    Teacher Panel meeting: minutes June 2017

    Minutes from the fifth meeting of the Teacher Panel.

  99. Consultation paper

    28 Aug 2017

    Education (Scotland) Act 1980 section 70 guidance: consultation

    Consultation on guidance regarding procedures for making complaints against Ministers under section 70 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.

  100. Transparency data

    03 Aug 2017

    Pupil Equity Funding: school allocations 2017 to 2018

    Funding allocated directly to schools to help close the poverty related attainment gap.

  101. Minutes

    07 Jul 2017

    Teacher Panel meeting: minutes March 2017

    Minutes from fourth Teacher Panel meeting.

  102. Factsheet

    23 May 2017

    National improvement framework: drivers of improvement

    Information on evidence that we will gather to measure school improvement.

  103. Factsheet

    24 Apr 2017

    Pupil Equity Funding: information for parents and carers

    Funding to help schools support children who might be falling behind or not getting the same chances in education.

  104. Factsheet

    30 Mar 2017

    Pupil Equity Funding: how it will work

    Information about the Pupil Equity Funding and how it can be used.

  105. Corporate report

    13 Dec 2016

    National Improvement Framework for Scottish Education - 2016 Evidence Report

    An overview of what we know about Scottish education and the context in which our children and young people learn.

  106. Strategy/plan

    28 Jun 2016

    Delivering Excellence and Equity in Scottish Education: A Delivery Plan for Scotland

    This delivery plan clearly sets out how the Scottish Government will work with partners to deliver excellence and equity for every child in education in Scotland.

  107. Strategy/plan

    18 Jan 2016

    Ready to Act - A transformational plan for Children and young people, their parents, carers and families who require support from allied health professionals (AHPs)

    The Plan meets the evolving needs of Children and Young People in providing an equitable and sustainable model that reflects the early years agenda and the integration of health and social care services

  108. Form

    18 Apr 2013

    Education section 70 form: make a complaint

    Complain to Scottish Ministers about failings in the education system.

  109. Strategy/plan

    22 Sep 2009

    Building better schools: investing in Scotland's future

    The school estate strategy is relevant to all parts of the learning environment: the buildings and spaces, the grounds, the fixtures, facilities and furniture.

  110. Advice and guidance

    12 Dec 2007

    Included, engaged and involved: part 1 - attendance in Scottish schools

    Guidance on the management of attendance and absence in Scottish schools.