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.

Annex C

References and useful links

An Empowered System

Assessing Children’s Progress – information for parents and carers

Child Poverty for Scotland third annual report

Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence: Building the Curriculum 5: A Framework for Assessment, 
Scottish Government, February 2011, ISBN: 978-0-7559-9941-5 (web only)

Developing the Young Workforce – Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy, Scottish Government, December 2014, ISBN 978-1-7854-4033-5 /publications/developing-young-workforce-scotlands-youth-employment-strategy/

Driving Excellence and Equity: Advice on School Improvement Planning 2017/18

Education Bill policy ambition: joint agreement

Education Working for All! : Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce Final Report, Scottish Government, June 2014 ISBN 978-1-7841-2523-3 /publications/education-working-commission-developing-scotlands-young-workforce-final-report/

Education (Scotland) Act 2016

Education Governance: Next Steps – Empowering our teachers, parents and communities to deliver excellence and equity for our children

Empowering Schools: A consultation on the provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill

ELC Quality Action Plan

Empowering Schools: education reform progress update

Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve Excellence and Equity – a governance review


Engaging Parents and Families Toolkit

Family Learning Framework – Advice for Practitioners

Food and drink in schools consultation analysis report


Growing Up in Scotland: Father-child relationships and child socio-emotional wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing in Curriculum for Excellence

How Good is Our School? 4th edition, Education Scotland, September 2015, 
ISBN 978-0-7053-1889-1

Independent Review of the Scottish National Standardised Assessments at Primary 1


International Council of Education Advisers


International Council of Education Advisers: Report 2016-2018

Learning for Sustainability Action Plan

Learner Participation in Educational Settings (3-18)

Learning together: national action plan on parental involvement, engagement, family learning and learning at home 2018 – 2021

Mental Health Foundation Survey report into teachers’ mental health

National Improvement Hub

National Improvement Framework: Consultation on measuring the attainment gap and milestones towards closing it

National Parent Forum’s review of the 2006 Parental Involvement Act

OECD Education Policy Outlook 2015, Making Reforms Happen

OECD Report Improving Schools in Scotland: An OECD perspective

Out to Play, practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare (

Parental Involvement Act:

Parent Communications Plan /publications/national-improvement-framework-parent-communication-plan/


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

Research Strategy for Scottish Education

Refreshed Narrative on Scotland’s Curriculum

Regional Improvement Collaboratives (RICs): interim review

Reporting to Parents and Carers Guidance for schools and ELC settings

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

Scottish Attainment Challenge

Scottish Household Survey

Scottish Learner Panel - Children and young people put their needs and interests at the heart of the Scottish education system

Self-evaluation framework for Initial Teacher Education

Senior Phase: Headteacher Survey report was published in September 2019:

Supporting disabled children, young people and their families: guidance

Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000 statutory guidance :

Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000 statutory guidance

Standardised Assessments in Scotland: Improvement Activity Plan

Synergies for Better Learning: An International Perspective on Evaluation and Assessment, OECD Reviews of Evaluation and assessment in Education, Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), April 2013, OECD Publishing, Paris ISBN: 9789264190641

Teaching Scotland’s Future

Towards a Learning System; a new approach to raising standards for all in Scottish schools

Young Women Lead Committee Report on Sexual Harassment in Schools:



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