Education - Achieving Excellence and Equity: national improvement framework and improvement plan 2022

Sets out the vision and priorities for Scottish education that have been agreed across the system, and the national improvement activity that needs to be undertaken to help deliver those key priorities.

Annex B - References and useful links

Audit Scotland report Improving outcomes for young people through school education

Realising the Ambition and the Care Inspectorate quality framework for day care of children, childminding and school aged childcare

An Empowered System

Assessing Children’s Progress – information for parents and carers

Child Poverty for Scotland third annual report

Children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: a professional learning resource for all school staff

Closing the poverty-related attainment gap: progress report 2016 to 2021 - summary report

Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact of school building closures - equity audit

Coronavirus (COVID-19) education recovery: key actions and next steps

Curriculum for Excellence What is Curriculum for Excellence? | Curriculum for Excellence | Policy drivers | Policy for Scottish education | Scottish education system | Education Scotland

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

Curriculum for Excellence review: implementation framework

Developing the Young Workforce – Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy, Scottish Government, December 2014, ISBN 978-1-7854-4033-5

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

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

Engaging families in learning – A thematic inspection of family learning

Family Learning Framework – Advice for Practitioners Family Learning Framework | Practice exemplars | National Improvement Hub (

Food and drink in schools consultation analysis report

Gender Based Violence in Schools Working Group

Getting It Right For All Learners during Covid: a reflective tool for educators working together across Scotland

GIRFEC Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC): GIRFEC principles and values - (

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

Health and Wellbeing in Curriculum for Excellence

Healthy eating in schools: guidance 2020

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

Independent review of Curriculum for Excellence: remit

Independent Review of the Scottish National Standardised Assessments at Primary 1 Independent+Review+of+the+Scottish+National+Standardised+Assessments+at+Primary+1.pdf (


International Council of Education Advisers

International Council of Education Advisers: Report 2018-2020

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

Lockdown Lowdown: phase 3

Mental Health Foundation Survey report into teachers’ mental health

National Improvement Hub

National Improvement Hub: Nurture and trauma-informed approached: A summary of supports and resources

National Improvement Framework interactive evidence report

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

National overview of practice: reports

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

National Parent Forum of Scotland: Empowering Parents and Carers

National standardised assessments in Scotland: purpose and use - (

Nurture, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma informed practice: Making the links between these approaches | Self-evaluation | National Improvement Hub (

OECD Education Policy Outlook 2015, Making Reforms Happen

OECD Report Improving Schools in Scotland: An OECD perspective

OECD Report Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence: into the future

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

Parental Involvement Act:

Parent Communications Plan

Parental Involvement Act – Statutory Guidance consultation


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

Positive mental wellbeing - resources to support children and young people | Learning resources | National Improvement Hub (

Race Equality and Anti-Racism in Education Programme: Stakeholder Network Group - (

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 additional support for learning implementation: report

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

Scottish Attainment Challenge

Scottish Childminding Association

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 – should this be updated?

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

Summary of outdoor learning resources

Supporting disabled children, young people and their families: guidance

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

Standardised Assessments in Scotland: Improvement Activity Plan Standardised+assessments+in+Scotland+-+improvement+activity+plan+-+August+2019.pdf (

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

The Promise 21-24 action plan

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

Upper-secondary education student assessment in Scotland: a comparative perspective

Young Women Lead Committee Report on Sexual Harassment in Schools:



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