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  1. Use of physical intervention in schools

    Consultation on draft guidance.

  2. Physical intervention in schools: draft guidance

    We are consulting on this draft schools guidance "Included, engaged and involved part 3" which takes a relationship and rights based approach to physical intervention in Scottish schools.

  3. Nine in 10 headteachers report progress in closing attainment gap

    Improvements expected in the next few years.

  4. Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation - Headteacher Survey: 2021 report

    This report presents key findings from the sixth survey of headteachers of schools in receipt of Attainment Scotland Fund (ASF) support, covering the 2020 to 2021 academic year including the period of school building closures from January to March 2021.

  5. Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation: fifth interim report - year 6

    This report focuses on the Year 6 (2020 to 2021) evaluation of Attainment Scotland Fund (ASF) across Pupil Equity Funding (PEF), Challenge Authority and Schools Programme Funding streams.

  6. Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation - Headteacher Survey 2021: technical report

    The Attainment Scotland Fund Evaluation: Headteacher Survey 2021 Technical Report provides details of the survey methodology and response, analysis and reporting, including a list of the survey questions, and the tabular results for the Headteacher Survey 2021.

  7. National Discussion on education

    Invitation to work together to drive change.

  8. 93.2% of school leavers in positive destinations

    Deprivation gap at a record low.

  9. School leaver follow-up destinations

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  10. Equally Safe - short life delivery plan: summer 2022 to autumn 2023

    A refresh of the Equally Safe Delivery Plan outlining the joint commitment of the Scottish Government and COSLA to preventing and eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls and tackling the underpinning attitudes that perpetuate it.

  11. School Age Payment applications open

    Extra money to help with the costs when a child is set to start school

  12. Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on reducing the risks in schools

    Non-statutory guidance to ensure a low risk and supportive environment for learning and teaching.

  13. STEM education and training strategy - refresh: annual report

    Annual report of progress on delivery of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and training strategy. Sets out a range of actions by education and other stakeholders under each of the four themes of the strategy.

  14. School uniform: have your say

    New national guidance to be developed.

  15. School uniform guidance: consultation

    We are seeking views on uniform policy including what should be included within guidance, the role that school uniform plays within day to day school life, how best to reduce the cost of school uniforms and draft principles which could be incorporated into national guidance.

  16. School closure proposals: ministerial decision letters 2022

    Decisions made in 2022 by Scottish Ministers on proposed school closures.

  17. Education - National Improvement Framework - enhanced data collection: consultation

    A consultation which seeks views on improving the collection of education data to assess progress towards closing the poverty-related attainment gap.

  18. Supporting headteachers

    £520 million to help close attainment gap.

  19. Water Safety Action Plan

    New safety measures introduced to protect the public.

  20. New national education bodies

    Reforms to support learners and teachers.

  21. Coronavirus (COVID-19): school placing requests and appeal hearings - guidance for local authorities

    Guidance on temporary amendments due to COVID-19 to the placing request process and appeals processes for placing requests, placing requests for pupils with additional support needs and exclusions.

  22. Removing face coverings in classrooms

    Call to remain vigilant.

  23. Record 95.5% of school leavers in positive destinations

    Almost half of pupils go on to higher education.

  24. School leaver attainment and destinations

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  25. COVID-19 school rules to be eased

    Face coverings in classrooms to be removed.

  26. Preparing pupils for careers in tech

    £1.3 million for computing in schools.

  27. Outdoor education lifeline

    Further £2 million to support recovery.

  28. Scottish Household Survey – 2020 telephone survey

    Experimental Statistics: Data being developed.

  29. Returning to school safely

    Asymptomatic testing to reduce COVID-19 risks.

  30. COVID vaccine for 12-15 year olds

    Bringing forward second dose for young people.

  31. Keeping schools safe

    Updated COVID-19 guidance.

  32. Investing in education recovery

    Support for schools, colleges and universities.

  33. Closing the attainment gap

    £200 million to help children and young people impacted by poverty.

  34. Education section 70 form: make a complaint

    Complain to Scottish Ministers about failings in the education system.

  35. 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.

  36. Reforming qualifications and assessment

    New national qualifications to be developed.

  37. COVID-19 safety in schools

    Mitigations to be extended.

  38. Education recovery

    Setting out the way forward.

  39. Education reform consultation

    Views sought on SQA and Education Scotland plans.

  40. More tutors for island schools

    Project to support economic recovery.

  41. 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.

  42. Milestone for equality in schools *UPDATED RELEASE*

    Roll-out of LGBT inclusive education.

  43. School safety

    Mitigations extended.

  44. Modernising school buildings

    Statistics show impact of investment.

  45. School flu vaccinations get underway

    Free vaccine extended to secondary school pupils

  46. National qualifications and assessments

    Views of renowned academic published.

  47. National qualifications 2022

    Exams will take place next year if safe to do so.

  48. Supporting transgender young people

    Guidance issued for schools.

  49. Results Day

    Record number of Higher and Advanced Higher passes.

  50. University of the Highlands and Islands - further education teaching programme: consultation analysis

    Analysis of the University of the Highlands and Islands further education teaching programme consultation, which ran from 18 May 2021 to 29 June 2021.

  51. Music tuition and core curriculum fees removed

    No bills for families.

  52. Help with school clothing costs

    Grant for uniforms increases.

  53. Higher education - re-committing to Fair Access - a plan for recovery: annual report 2021

    The fourth annual report of the Commissioner for Fair Access to higher education celebrates the progress that has been made and warns about the impact of the COVID-19 emergency, and the resulting setback to achieving fair access.

  54. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - replacement of National Qualifications exams in 2021 session: equalities impact and Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

    Equality impact assessment to consider the impacts on groups with protected characteristics and/or those experiencing socio-economic disadvantage of replacing the examination diet for National 5, Highers and Advanced Highers in 2020 to 2021 with an alternative certification model.

  55. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - replacement of National Qualifications exams in 2021 session: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    A child rights and wellbeing impact assessment to consider the impacts on children’s rights and wellbeing as a result of the replacement of National Qualifications exams in 2021 session with an Alternative Certification Model, due to COVID-19.

  56. Education reform

    Improving outcomes for children and young people.

  57. OECD review backs school curriculum

    SQA to be replaced as part of reforms.

  58. £215 million to improve attainment

    Schools and local authorities receive record funding.

  59. Summary Statistics for Follow-up Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition

    This statistical publication provides information on the follow-up destinations of 2019/20 school leavers from publicly funded schools in Scotland

  60. Free school meals

    90,000 children to benefit.

  61. Education recovery: next steps

    SQA and Education Scotland to be reformed.

  62. Pupil Equity Funding: national operational guidance 2021

    Guidance to help schools plan how they will most effectively spend their Pupil Equity Funding (PEF) allocation.

  63. University of the Highlands and Islands - Further Education Teaching Programme: consultation

    Whether the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) should provide a Further Education Teaching Programme for individuals seeking registration as a further education teacher with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS).

  64. STEM teacher education bursary: eligibility criteria

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

  65. Return to full-time school

    Majority of pupils back after Easter break.

  66. Enhanced summer offer for all children

    A national “summer of play” to provide access to activities.

  67. Closing the attainment gap

    Report outlines progress made towards achieving equity in education.  

  68. Ten year school plan delivered

    117 schools built in £1.8 billion investment.

  69. Support for providers of school age childcare

    Pilot childcare projects also announced.

  70. Phase 2 of schools return

    More pupils back from 15 March.

  71. 93.3% of school leavers in positive destinations

    Proportion of pupils in Higher or Further Education at record high.

  72. Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition

    This statistical publication provides information on the educational attainment and initial destinations of 2019/20 school leavers from publicly funded schools in Scotland

  73. School leaver attainment and destinations

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  74. Remote learning to continue for majority

    Youngest pupils return to classroom.

  75. Financial help for families in need

    More than £14 million awarded to low income households.

  76. Healthy eating in schools: guidance 2020

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

  77. Back to school

    Phased return for some pupils.

  78. The Education (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2021: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This Children's Rights and Well-being Impact Assessment explores the implications of new regulations which support the process for determining requests from parents in relation to the allocation of school places outside of the normal catchment area, any subsequent appeals; and exclusion appeals

  79. The Education (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2021: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities Impact Assessment for new regulations that support the process for determining requests from parents in relation to the allocation of school places outside of the normal catchment area, and any subsequent appeals, and also the determination of exclusion appeals .

  80. Schools funding

    More teachers, digital devices and support for families.

  81. Remote learning for schools

    Guidance for teachers and families published.

  82. Coronavirus (COVID-19): children, young people and families - evidence summary - December 2020

    Summary of Scottish and UK evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of children and young people.

  83. Coronavirus (COVID-19) teacher and lecturer estimates - 2020 results: EQIA

    This equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers the results of using teacher and lecturer estimates following the cancellation of the examination diet in Spring 2020, due to COVID-19.

  84. Coronavirus (COVID-19) teacher and lecturer estimates - 2020 results: CRWIA

    This child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considers the results of using teacher and lecturer estimates following the cancellation of the examination diet in Spring 2020, due to COVID-19.

  85. Schools guidance

    Updated measures for pupils and staff.

  86. Deferring entry to primary one

    Local authorities to pilot extra funded childcare from 2021.

  87. Autism in Schools Short-Life Working Group: action plan

    Action plan and next steps for the Autism in Schools Short-Life Working Group.

  88. Young People in Scotland Survey 2019 - course choice in senior phase: report

    A report on the findings from the Young People in Scotland survey that focuses on course choice in the senior phase.

  89. SQA Awards update

    Higher and Advanced Higher exams replaced.

  90. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - education sector: Deputy First Minister statement 8 December 2020

    Ministerial Statement by the Deputy First Minister John Swinney in the Scottish Parliament, on the education sector on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

  91. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues - advice on face coverings, physical distancing and related matters

    Updated advice from the Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues on face coverings, physical distancing and related matters.

  92. No change to school holiday dates

    Public health advice is not to alter Christmas term dates.

  93. Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on children, young people and families - evidence summary October 2020

    Summary of Scottish and UK evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of children and young people.

  94. Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on children, young people and families - evidence summary July 2020

    Summary of Scottish and UK evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of children and young people.

  95. Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on children, young people and families - evidence summary September 2020

    Summary of Scottish and UK evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing of children and young people.

  96. Residential outdoor education centres fund opens

    £2 million package of support.

  97. Coronavirus (COVID-19) in schools

    Evidence paper on transmission, risks and absences.

  98. 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.

  99. School milk scheme to continue

    Plugging the funding gap left by Brexit.

  100. 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.

  101. Updated schools guidance

    Strengthened safety measures for pupils and staff.

  102. 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.

  103. Help for residential outdoor education centres

    £2 million package of support.

  104. Embracing global citizenship

    Survey reflects pupils’ positive attitudes and respect for others.

  105. Funding for those who need it most

    Over £30 million to tackle financial insecurity.

  106. Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation: headteacher survey 2019 - technical report

    The Technical report is a companion document to the Headteacher Report 2019. It sets out the sample, methodology, survey questions and response rates.

  107. 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.

  108. Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation: third interim report - year 4

    This report focuses on the Year 4 (2018/19) evaluation of ASF across Pupil Equity Funding (PEF), Challenge Authority and Schools Programme Funding streams.

  109. SQA awards 2021

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

  110. SQA Awards 2021: Deputy First Minister's speech

    Deputy First Minister John Swinney's speech in the Scottish Parliament on 7 October 2020.

  111. National Qualifications experience 2020 - rapid review: our response

    Our response to the recommendations in the rapid review of National Qualifications experience report 2020.

  112. 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.

  113. Scottish secondary schools and their links with developing countries: study

    This study on school partnership and school visits in a global citizenship context supports discussions on global learning, international development, school partnerships and volunteering.

  114. Supporting education staff

    COVID-19 antibody survey.

  115. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues: advisory note on physical education, music and drama in schools

    Advisory note from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues about physical education, music and drama in schools.

  116. Strengthening support for school staff

    Package will include help with mental health.

  117. School Estates and Healthy Living Survey Statistics

    National Statistics Publications for Scotland.

  118. Face coverings in schools

    Guidance updated.

  119. Testing available for education workers

    Priority access to those who feel they have been at risk.

  120. SQA results

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

  121. Results Day

    138,000 learners receive their results.

  122. Funding boost for science centres

    Extra £2m to mitigate the impact of  COVID-19.

  123. Schools to re-open full-time

    Staff and pupils to return to classrooms in August.

  124. Funding for more teachers

    Extra staff as schools re-open.

  125. Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues – advisory note on school transport

    Advisory note from the Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues about school transport.

  126. Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues – advisory note on physical distancing in schools

    Advisory note from the Coronavirus (COVID 19): Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children’s Issues about physical distancing in schools.

  127. Education Recovery Group

    Group continues work to develop plans for full reopening of schools.

  128. Return to full-time schooling

    Investment of £100 million to tackle attainment.

  129. 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

  130. Free school meals extended

    Additional £27.6 million to help feed pupils and other key groups.

  131. School leaver destinations

    Proportion of young people in work, training or further study remains high.

  132. School leaver follow-up destinations

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  133. £50 million to improve attainment

    Schools and local authorities receive funding boost.

  134. Wellbeing of pupils to be prioritised

    Guidance for education authorities and teachers published for next academic year.

  135. Schools re-opening guidance

    Blueprint for safe return to classes.

  136. Schools to re-open in August

    Safe return planned through mix of school and home learning.

  137. The Education (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment for the Education (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

  138. The Education (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020: CRWIA

    Children’s rights and well-being impact assessment completed for the Education (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Coronavirus) (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

  139. Pupil Equity Funding

    £250 million direct to schools between 2020 and 2022.

  140. Education Secretary welcomes SQA guidance

    Advice will support the awarding of qualifications this summer.

  141. Supporting families through COVID-19

    140,000 children and young people provided with free school meals.

  142. Coronavirus food fund

    Support to put meals on tables.

  143. Easter childcare for key workers

    Hubs to remain open over the spring break.

  144. Access to counselling in secondary schools: guidance

    Guidance for education authorities establishing access to counselling in secondary schools.

  145. 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.

  146. Childcare provision for key workers

    Criteria provided to local authorities to determine local need.

  147. Update on school closures and exams

    Exams will not go ahead, teaching, learning and support can continue with local flexibility.

  148. School and nursery closures

    Education Secretary to make statement to Parliament tomorrow.

  149. Impact of Learning for Sustainability on educational outcomes: summary

    Summary of research into the impact of Learning for Sustainability on educational outcomes.

  150. STEM Bursaries increased

    Latest STEM Bursary Scheme opens for applications on Monday 16 March.

  151. Reducing inequity in STEM subjects

    Inspiring people of all ages to upskill and tackle the global climate emergency.

  152. Coronavirus guidance issued for education providers

    Specific advice for students and staff.

  153. Review of Curriculum

    Remit published on OECD-led review

  154. School leaver attainment and destinations

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  155. 95% of school leavers in positive destinations

    Deprivation gap in positive destinations continues to close.

  156. Five years of Scottish Attainment Challenge

    Education Secretary to make flagship speech on attainment.

  157. Publication of exam analysis

    Four papers considering the 2019 exam results published.

  158. School leaver destinations and personal skills development: consultation analysis

    Analysis of consultation on the proposal to record all school leavers undertaking personal skills development as being in a positive destination in a new category in school leaver destination statistics.

  159. Scottish National Standardised Assessments: national report

    Summary of outcomes at a national level on the Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSA) in the 2018 to 2019 academic year.

  160. 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.

  161. Educational outcomes of Learning for Sustainability: literature review

    Literature review exploring the impact of Learning for Sustainability on educational outcomes.

  162. Milestone in delivery of new schools

    Attainment improvements as 100th school opens.

  163. Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Levels

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  164. Schools Statistics Published

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  165. Summary statistics for schools in Scotland no. 10: 2019 edition

    Results of the annual pupil and teacher census and early learning and childcare provision conducted in September 2019 and attendance, absence and exclusions for the 2018 to 2019 school year.

  166. National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan 2020: summary

    Summary of the vision and priorities for Scottish education and the improvements that need to be made to help deliver those priorities.

  167. National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan: 2020

    Sets out the vision and priorities for Scottish education and the improvements that need to be made to help deliver those priorities.

  168. Achievement of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Levels 2018-19

    Results of the achievement of curriculum for excellence (CFE) levels 2018 to 2019.

  169. Sharp rise in reading ability at school

    Performances improve and attainment gap closing.

  170. Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018: highlights from Scotland's results

    Report covering Scotland's performance in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018, covering reading, maths and science.

  171. Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018: Highlights from Scotland’s results

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  172. Mental health in schools

    Dedicated counselling service for pupils.

  173. Fall in teacher vacancies

    Sharp drop in reported permanent vacancies in primary schools.

  174. New School Butterstone

    Independent Review into school closure commissioned.

  175. Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund evaluation: final report

    Final report of the evaluation of the CYFEI and ALEC Fund.

  176. Sending computers to Africa

    Education initiatives benefit from used Scottish Government equipment.

  177. Multimillion pound infrastructure projects completed

    Affordable homes, transport links and schools delivered.

  178. Ending the sale of energy drinks to children and young people: consultation

    We are seeking views on whether there is a need to take mandatory action to ban the sale of energy drinks to children and young people.

  179. 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.

  180. Maoineachadh airson Foghlam Gàidhlig

    £2 millean airson bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig ùr.

  181. Funding for Gaelic education

    Investment of £2 million for new Gaelic primary school.

  182. Bringing maths to the masses

    Creative projects and activities planned for biggest ever ‘Maths Week Scotland’.

  183. Senior phase survey

    Headteachers offering pupils flexibility and choice.

  184. 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.

  185. The right help at the right time in the right place: strategy for the learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs 2017-2026

    This ten year strategy sits within the context of our other policies and strategies to improve the learning outcomes for children and young people with complex additional support needs living in Scotland.

  186. Review of senior phase

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

  187. Sanitary products anniversary

    Millions of free period products delivered.

  188. 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.

  189. New schools and campuses for Scotland

    928 schools built or substantially refurbished since 2007.

  190. School Estates Statistics

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  191. 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.

  192. 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.

  193. Attainment, leaver destinations and healthy living: summary statistics

    Results of the initial and follow-up leaver destination surveys (S3 to S6), post-review attainment, school meals and physical education.

  194. School Healthy Living Survey

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  195. Woodmill High School funding

    Scottish Government to fund investment in new Dunfermline campus.

  196. Out of school care in Scotland - draft framework: consultation

    This draft framework for consultation sets out a vision for out of school care, considers the current picture, and asks questions about the benefits and challenges of accessing out of school care.

  197. Scottish National Standardised Assessments: P1 survey responses

    Responses from local authorities, headteachers and teachers to the independent review of national standarised assessments in schools.

  198. Buchanan and St Ambrose Independent Review: evidence

    Evidence to support the findings of the review into the Coatbridge school campus.

  199. Buchanan and St Ambrose Independent Review: final report

    Final report of the Buchanan and St Ambrose Independent Review.

  200. Standards for headteachers: equality impact assessment

    Record of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) undertaking in respect of the introduction of the Head Teachers Education and Training Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  201. Standards for headteachers: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Final business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) on the introduction of the Head Teachers Education and Training Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  202. Standards for headteachers: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Final children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRIWA) on the introduction of the Head Teachers Education and Training Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  203. More powers for schools

    Partnership approach making progress.

  204. 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.

  205. Empowering Schools: education reform progress update

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

  206. Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation: interim report (year 3)

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

  207. Leaders of independent review visit Buchanan and St Ambrose High Schools

    Team meet staff in response to health and safety concerns.

  208. Commitment to sustainable learning

    Educating pupils on being responsible citizens of the world.

  209. 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.

  210. Food and drink in schools: consultation analysis report

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

  211. Making school food healthier

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

  212. Review of Buchanan and St Ambrose High School

    Work to begin immediately on independent review.

  213. 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.

  214. Primary 1 standardised assessments ‘should continue’

    Assessments can help inform teachers’ professional judgements.

  215. New School Payment launches

    Full Best Start Grant package now available.

  216. New flexible career pathways in teaching

    Strengthening career options for teachers to develop in the profession.

  217. 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).

  218. 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.

  219. Attainment Scotland Fund evaluation: headteacher survey 2018

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

  220. 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.

  221. 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.

  222. Healthy relationships and consent

    New national resource to support young people.

  223. LGBT inclusive education: guidance to education authorities May 2019

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

  224. Collaborating to help close the attainment gap

    Stronger connections between schools and youth work organisations

  225. 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.

  226. Holiday meals for children

    Funding for food during school holidays.

  227. Education maintenance allowances: 2017 to 2018

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

  228. Education Maintenance Allowances 2017-18

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  229. 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.

  230. 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.

  231. 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.

  232. Confronting sectarianism

    Increased support for grassroots projects.

  233. Better outcomes for children who need additional support

    New tools for teachers and councils to assist learners.

  234. Additional support for learning: implementation in 2017-2018

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

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

    Findings from qualitative research.

  236. 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.

  237. Moray pupils engineer success

    A96 dualling programme hailed by pupils and teachers

  238. Science centre funding 2019-20

    Total funding for Science Centres tops £10 million.

  239. 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.

  240. Record high for school leavers in positive destinations

    Deprivation gap in positive destinations falls by half.

  241. Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 1: 2019 Edition

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

  242. STEM Bursary applications open

    Home Economics included for first time.

  243. 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.

  244. 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.

  245. 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.

  246. 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.

  247. Improving Personal and Social Education

    Consent education to be part of updated teaching resources.

  248. 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.

  249. Best Start Grant to help youngsters

    New benefit to be introduced from June.

  250. Primary teacher numbers highest since 1980

    447 more teachers in 2018.

  251. 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.

  252. 2019 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan: summary document

    Five page summary of the 2019 NIF Plan

  253. Schools in Scotland and CfE Achievement

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

  254. Teacher vacancies 2018

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

  255. Initial teacher education: 2018 student teacher intake

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

  256. More teaching vacancies filled

    Student teacher intake increases three years running.

  257. 107 new STEM teachers funded by bursary

    Support scheme extended to help more people into teaching.

  258. 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.

  259. LGBTI education

    Scotland will lead the way in inclusive education.

  260. LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group: report to the Scottish Ministers

    Group's recommendations to the Scottish Ministers.

  261. 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.

  262. Read, Write, Count: November 2017 campaign evaluation report

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

  263. Headteacher Recruitment Working Group: route to headship

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

  264. 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.

  265. Young STEM leaders to mentor younger peers

    Funding for a young leaders programme announced.

  266. Vision for school libraries

    Pupils shape strategy to help improve literacy and boost attainment.

  267. Schools for the Future

    Three key milestones met in one week.

  268. Call to devolve migration

    Stark figures show impact of Brexit on education workforce.

  269. Fast-tracking education reforms

    Landmark agreement reached with councils.

  270. Education (Scotland) Bill: draft

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

  271. 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.

  272. Scotland's education reform: update

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

  273. 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.

  274. Poverty gap closing

    Attainment improving, education spend increasing.

  275. 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.

  276. Healthier school food

    Less sugar, more fruit and veg on the menu.

  277. Nutritional requirements for food and drink in schools: consultation

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

  278. Food and drink in schools: nutrition requirements review

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

  279. Improved anti-bullying measures

    Incidents to be recorded.

  280. More than £4 million for educational psychologists

    Funding expected to support up to 30 new trainees annually.

  281. New national school clothing grant

    Thousands to benefit from minimum £100 grant.

  282. £50 million to close attainment gap

    Hundreds of schools to benefit.

  283. Personalised online careers support for all pupils

    Recommendations of Learner Journey Review published.

  284. Education Maintenance Allowances 2016-17

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  285. International Council of Education Advisers

    Effective collaboration key to close attainment gap.

  286. Treas Sgoil Ghàidhlig ann an Glaschu

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

  287. Supporting new STEM teachers

    Training bursaries available from April.

  288. 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.

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

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

  290. 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.

  291. Investing in education

    Second consecutive increase in local authority spend.

  292. Initial Destinations of Senior Phase School Leavers

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  293. £3 million for language learning

    School funding to strengthen skills.

  294. Raising attainment

    First Minister sees work of £120m school fund.

  295. Pupil Equity Funding (PEF): national operational guidance 2018

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

  296. Pupil Equity Funding

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

  297. Pupil Equity Funding: school allocations 2018 to 2019

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

  298. 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.

  299. Teacher numbers increase

    DFM: Scottish Government investment improving education.

  300. Teacher Panel meeting: minutes June 2017

    Minutes from the fifth meeting of the Teacher Panel.

  301. 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.

  302. Pupil Equity Funding: school allocations 2017 to 2018

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

  303. Teacher Panel meeting: minutes March 2017

    Minutes from fourth Teacher Panel meeting.

  304. National improvement framework: drivers of improvement

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

  305. Pupil Equity Funding: how it will work

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

  306. 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.

  307. 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.

  308. 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

  309. 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.

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

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

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