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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

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/learning-resources/an-empowered-system/

Assessing Children’s Progress – information for parents and carers

https://www.gov.scot/publications/assessing-childrens-progress-guide-for-parents-and-carers/

Child Poverty for Scotland third annual report

https://www.gov.scot/publications/tackling-child-poverty-third-year-progress-report-2020-2021/

Children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: a professional learning resource for all school staff https://www.cypmh.co.uk/

Closing the poverty-related attainment gap: progress report 2016 to 2021 - summary report https://www.gov.scot/publications/closing-poverty-related-attainment-gap-report-progress-2016-2021-summary-report/

Coronavirus (COVID-19): impact of school building closures - equity audit https://www.gov.scot/publications/equity-audit-deepening-understanding-impact-covid-19-school-building-closures-children-socio-economically-disadvantaged-backgrounds-setting-clear-areas-focus-accelerating-recovery/

Coronavirus (COVID-19) education recovery: key actions and next steps https://www.gov.scot/publications/education-recovery-key-actions-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) https://www.education.gov.scot/Documents/btc5-framework.pdf

Curriculum for Excellence review: implementation framework https://www.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-curriculum-future-implementation-framework-oecds-2021-review-curriculum-excellence/pages/2/

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

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

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/NIFschoolimprovementguidance201718.pdf

Education Bill policy ambition: joint agreement

https://www.gov.scot/publications/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 https://beta.gov.scot/publications/education-working-commission-developing-scotlands-young-workforce-final-report/

Education (Scotland) Act 2016 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2016/8/contents/enacted

Education Governance: Next Steps – Empowering our teachers, parents and communities to deliver excellence and equity for our children http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0052/00521038.pdf

Empowering Schools: A consultation on the provisions of the Education (Scotland) Bill https://www.gov.scot/publications/empowering-schools-consultation-provisions-education-scotland-bill/

ELC Quality Action Plan https://www.gov.scot/publications/blueprint-2020-expansion-early-learning-childcare-scotland-quality-action-plan/

Empowering Schools: education reform progress update https://www.gov.scot/publications/empowering-schools-education-reform-progress-update/

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

https://beta.gov.scot/publications/empowering-teachers-parents-communities-achieve-excellence-equity-education-governance-review/

Engaging Parents and Families Toolkit https://education.gov.scot/improvement/learning-resources/engaging-parents-and-families-a-toolkit-for-practitioners

Engaging families in learning – A thematic inspection of family learning https://education.gov.scot/education-scotland/what-we-do/inspection-and-review/chief-inspector-report/national-thematic-inspections/engaging-families-in-learning-a-thematic-inspection-of-family-learning/

Family Learning Framework – Advice for Practitioners Family Learning Framework | Practice exemplars | National Improvement Hub (education.gov.scot)

Food and drink in schools consultation analysis report

https://www.gov.scot/publications/report-responses-consultation-nutritional-requirements-food-drink-schools/

Gender Based Violence in Schools Working Group https://www.gov.scot/groups/gender-based-violence-in-schools-working-group/

Getting It Right For All Learners during Covid: a reflective tool for educators working together across Scotland https://education.gov.scot/improvement/self-evaluation/getting-it-right-for-all-learners-during-covid/

GIRFEC Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC): GIRFEC principles and values - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

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

http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2017/03/5231/downloads#res515142

Health and Wellbeing in Curriculum for Excellence http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/HLivi

Healthy eating in schools: guidance 2020 https://www.gov.scot/publications/healthy-eating-schools-guidance-2020/

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

https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/Frameworks_SelfEvaluation/FRWK2_NIHeditHGIOS/FRWK2_HGIOS4.pdf

Independent review of Curriculum for Excellence: remit https://www.gov.scot/publications/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 (www.gov.scot)

Insight http://www.gov.scot/insightbenchmarking

International Council of Education Advisers

https://beta.gov.scot/groups/international-council-of-education-advisers/

International Council of Education Advisers: Report 2018-2020

https://www.gov.scot/publications/international-council-education-advisers-report-2018-2020/

Learning for Sustainability Action Plan https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/LearningforSustainability-Vision2030ActionPlan.pdf

Learner Participation in Educational Settings (3-18) https://education.gov.scot/improvement/self-evaluation/learner-participation-in-educational-settings-3-18

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

https://www.gov.scot/publications/learning-together-scotlands-national-action-plan-parental-involvement-parental-engagement/

Lockdown Lowdown: phase 3 https://syp.org.uk/our-work/political-work/lockdownlowdown-phase-3/

Mental Health Foundation Survey report into teachers’ mental health

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/news/70-scotlands-teachers-lack-training-address-mental-health-problems-schools

National Improvement Hub https://education.gov.scot/improvement

National Improvement Hub: Nurture and trauma-informed approached: A summary of supports and resources https://education.gov.scot/improvement/learning-resources/nurture-and-trauma-informed-approaches-a-summary-of-supports-and-resources/

National Improvement Framework interactive evidence report https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/sg.eas.learninganalysis/viz/NIFInteractiveEvidenceReport/FrontPage

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

https://consult.gov.scot/national-improvement-framework/measuring-the-attainment-gap/user_uploads/sct10171411861-3.pdf

National overview of practice: reports https://education.gov.scot/improvement/supporting-remote-learning/national-overviews/national-overview-of-practice-reports/

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

https://www.npfs.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Final-E-versionpdf.pdf

National Parent Forum of Scotland: Empowering Parents and Carers

https://www.npfs.org.uk/downloads/empowering-parents-and-carers/

National standardised assessments in Scotland: purpose and use - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

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

OECD Education Policy Outlook 2015, Making Reforms Happen http://www.oecd.org/edu/education-policy-outlook-2015-9789264225442-en.htm

OECD Report Improving Schools in Scotland: An OECD perspective http://www.oecd.org/edu/school/improving-schools-in-scotland.htm

OECD Report Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence: into the future https://www.oecd.org/education/scotland-s-curriculum-for-excellence-bf624417-en.htm

Out to Play, practical guidance for creating outdoor play experiences in early learning and childcare (https://www2.gov.scot/Resource/0054/00544754.pdf)

Parental Involvement Act: https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/getting-involved/Scottish%20Schools%20(Parental%20Involvement)%20Act

Parent Communications Plan https://beta.gov.scot/publications/national-improvement-framework-parent-communication-plan/

Parental Involvement Act – Statutory Guidance consultation https://consult.gov.scot/learning-directorate/parental-involvement-act/consultation/published_select_respondent

ParentzoneScotland https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/

Primary to secondary school transitions: systematic literature review - key findings https://www.gov.scot/publications/primary-secondary-transitions-systematic-literature-review-research-findings/

Positive mental wellbeing - resources to support children and young people | Learning resources | National Improvement Hub (education.gov.scot)

Race Equality and Anti-Racism in Education Programme: Stakeholder Network Group - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

Research Strategy for Scottish Education https://www.gov.scot/publications/research-strategy-scottish-education/

Refreshed Narrative on Scotland’s Curriculum https://scotlandscurriculum.scot/5/

Regional Improvement Collaboratives (RICs): interim review https://www.gov.scot/publications/regional-improvement-collaboratives-rics-interim-review/pages/3/

Reporting to Parents and Carers Guidance for schools and ELC settings https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/par7-ReportingParentsCarersGuidance300117.pdf

Review of additional support for learning implementation: report https://www.gov.scot/publications/review-additional-support-learning-implementation/

Review of Personal and Social Education: preparing Scotland's children and young people for learning, work and life https://www.gov.scot/publications/review-personal-social-education-preparing-scotlands-children-young-people-learning-work-life/

Scottish Attainment Challenge http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Education/Schools/Raisingeducationalattainment

Scottish Childminding Association https://www.childminding.org/

Scottish Household Survey https://www.gov.scot/collections/scottish-household-survey-publications/

Scottish Learner Panel - Children and young people put their needs and interests at the heart of the Scottish education system https://youngscot.net/news-database/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? https://education.gov.scot/improvement/Documents/SelfEvalFrameworkforITE.pdf

Senior Phase: Headteacher Survey report was published in September 2019: https://www.gov.scot/publications/senior-phase-headteacher-survey/

Summary of outdoor learning resources https://education.gov.scot/improvement/learning-resources/a-summary-of-outdoor-learning-resources/

Supporting disabled children, young people and their families: guidance https://www.gov.scot/publications/supporting-disabled-children-young-people-and-their-families/

Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000 statutory guidance https://www.gov.scot/publications/statutory-guidance-standards-scotlands-schools-etc-act-2000-9781786528759/

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

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 http://www.oecd.org/edu/school/synergies-for-better-learning.htm

The Promise 21-24 action plan https://thepromise.scot/plan-21-24/

Towards a Learning System; a new approach to raising standards for all in Scottish schools https://thestaffcollege.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Towards-a-Learning-System-v1.0.pdf

Upper-secondary education student assessment in Scotland: a comparative perspective https://www.oecd.org/publications/upper-secondary-education-student-assessment-in-scotland-d8785ddf-en.htm

Young Women Lead Committee Report on Sexual Harassment in Schools:

http://www.ywcascotland.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/YWL-Report-FINAL.pdf

Contact

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