1. Consultation paper

    17 Dec 2021

    Prevention of homelessness duties: consultation

    Joint Scottish Government and COSLA consultation on the proposals for new prevention of homelessness duties. This consultation creates an opportunity for individuals and organisations to have their say on changes to the homelessness system in Scotland.

  2. Strategy/plan

    16 Dec 2021

    Scotland's Climate Assembly - recommendations for action: SG response

    Scotland's Climate Assembly published their full report on 23 June 2021. It included 81 recommendations for the Scottish Government, who had six months to respond. This response sets out the existing and proposed actions that government will take in order to address their recommendations.

  3. Statistics

    14 Dec 2021

    Summary Statistics For Schools In Scotland 2021

    Headline statistics from the annual pupil and teacher census and early learning and childcare provision conducted in September 2021 and attendance, absence and exclusions for the 2020 to 2021 school year.

  4. Progress report

    09 Nov 2021

    Veterans and Armed Forces community: Scottish Government support 2021

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  5. Strategy/plan

    27 Oct 2021

    Curriculum for Excellence review: implementation framework

    A framework for how we will address the recommendations in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, ‘Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence: Into the Future’. This will include using the analysis and advice set out in Professor Stobart’s working paper on assessment in secondary education.

  6. Transparency data

    24 Sep 2021

    Treòir - Voar - Virr Gaelic and English medium primary schools and departments on islands

    Comprehensive list of primary schools on Scottish islands that will be invited to engage in the Treòir | Voar | Virr programme. A National Transition Training Fund programme to aid recovery in education and support re-training and employment opportunities for creative freelancers through arts-based cultural workshops in primary schools that support delivery of our National Islands Plan commitments.

  7. Advice and guidance

    02 Sep 2021

    School transport guidance 2021

    This document updates the guidance to local authorities about the provision of school transport and replaces the School Transport Guidance Circular issued in 2003 (Circular No 7/2003 ).

  8. NEWS

    10 Aug 2021 09:30

    Results Day

    Record number of Higher and Advanced Higher passes.

  9. NEWS

    22 Jun 2021 16:26

    Education reform

    Improving outcomes for children and young people.

  10. Advice and guidance

    10 Feb 2021

    Healthy eating in schools: guidance 2020

    Statutory guidance supporting the implementation of the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

  11. NEWS

    13 Jan 2021 14:17

    Schools funding

    More teachers, digital devices and support for families.

  12. Advice and guidance

    18 Nov 2020

    Nutritional analysis: software specification

    Guidance for local authorities, or their contracted caterers, for advice to procure software which will be used to plan and nutritionally analyse food and drink provision in schools in order to meet the Nutritional Requirements for food and drink in schools (Scotland) Regulations, 2020.

  13. Consultation analysis

    16 Nov 2020

    Out of school care - draft framework: consultation analysis

    This is the summary report of the 2019 consultation on the draft framework for Out of School Care in Scotland. It will inform the final Framework and provide evidence for future development of School Age Childcare policy.

  14. Statistics

    27 Oct 2020

    Deferred entry to primary school: statistics

    Analysis to inform the understanding of trends and variations in deferral rates and the characteristics of pupils identified as having deferred entry to primary school.

  15. Research and analysis

    08 Oct 2020

    Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation: headteacher survey report 2019

    This report presents findings from a recent survey of headteachers of schools in receipt of support from the Attainment Scotland Fund (ASF). This is the fourth survey of headteachers, previous surveys having been conducted in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

  16. NEWS

    07 Oct 2020 16:22

    SQA awards 2021

    Plans for Highers to go ahead; National 5 exams replaced.

  17. Independent report

    07 Oct 2020

    National Qualifications experience 2020: rapid review

    Professor Mark Priestley of the University of Stirling was commissioned by the Scottish Government to lead an independent review of the processes through which National Qualifications were awarded in 2020 after exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  18. NEWS

    11 Aug 2020 15:30

    SQA results

    Downgraded results scrapped; qualifications to be based on teacher judgement.

  19. NEWS

    04 Aug 2020 09:30

    Results Day

    138,000 learners receive their results.

  20. Independent report

    19 Jun 2020

    Review of additional support for learning implementation: executive summary

    Executive summary of a report from an independent review of the implementation of the additional support for learning legislation which began in September 2019 and concluded with the submission of this report and recommendations to Scottish Ministers and COSLA. Full report: https://www.gov.scot/isbn/9781839608247

  21. Research and analysis

    23 Mar 2020

    1+2 language learning survey: report

    Findings from the 2019 survey of local authorities regarding progress with implementation of the 1+2 approach to language learning in Scottish schools.

  22. Corporate report

    30 Jan 2020

    Making Sense Programme: final report

    Report detailing the work undertaken by the Making Sense Working Group to support the implementation of these recommendations through the Making Sense: Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice Programme 2014 to 2019.

  23. Strategy/plan

    21 Oct 2019

    Learning for sustainability: CRWIA

    The findings of a child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) relating to the implementation of the recommendations of the Vision 2030+ action plan.

  24. Research and analysis

    25 Sep 2019

    Senior phase: headteacher survey

    A report on the findings from an online survey of secondary school headteachers exploring their perspectives of implementing Senior Phase of Curriculum for Excellence.

  25. NEWS

    16 Sep 2019 00:01

    Review of senior phase

    Independent review to consider implementation of Curriculum for Excellence between S4 and S6.

  26. Strategy/plan

    09 Sep 2019

    Learning estate strategy

    The Learning Estate Strategy and its guiding principles provide a platform for investment in the learning estate across Scotland and set out our strategic approach for managing the learning estate.

  27. Statistics

    09 Sep 2019

    School estates statistics 2019

    Statistics from the annual school estates core facts survey, including information on school condition and suitability, and the number of new builds and refurbishments.

  28. Statistics

    09 Sep 2019

    School Healthy Living Survey statistics 2019

    Information from an annual survey carried out in February each year of all publicly funded schools in Scotland on registration for free school meals, uptake of school meals (both free and paid for) and PE.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. Impact assessment

    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.

  32. Transparency data

    10 Dec 2018

    Teacher vacancies 2018

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

  33. NEWS

    08 Nov 2018 15:28

    LGBTI education

    Scotland will lead the way in inclusive education.

  34. 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.

  35. Consultation paper

    12 Jun 2018

    Together we can, together we will: consultation

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

  36. NEWS

    30 Jan 2018 00:01

    Pupil Equity Funding

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