You asked for the following information from the previous 12 months:
1. Any records of communication between Education Scotland and Moray Council relating to primary and secondary education.
2. Any records of communication between Education Scotland and the Scottish Ministers or the Scottish Government more widely relating particularly to primary and secondary education provided by Moray Council.
3. Details of any operational assistance requested or provided to Moray Council to support provision of primary and secondary education.
Please find attached at Annex A the information you require which gives a record of communication we have with Moray Council relating to primary and secondary education.
Please find attached at Annex B the information you require which gives a record of communication we have with the Scottish Ministers or the Scottish Government relating to primary and secondary education provided by Moray Council.
Education Scotland is working with an organisation called Student Partnerships in Quality Scotland (sparqs) to provide guidance and training to Moray Council to set up Education Scotland’s young inspectors programme in the authority. The training will take place during May and September 2019 and is initially involving secondary schools who have all volunteered.
Education Scotland provided an input on the use of data to Moray Secondary Headteachers on 7 December 2018 in Elgin High school.
One Attainment Advisor (AA) delivered a professional learning session on the Scottish Attainment Challenge to headteachers in May 2018.
New AA allocated to the authority in August 2018.
New AA met with head of service in September 2018.
AA visits in October 2018, November 2018, December 2018, January 2019, February 2019 and March 2019 – total days in the authority: 34 days.
10 focus primary schools identified for the AA to work with.
Monthly drop in sessions held to provide guidance and support on Pupil Equity Funding. These are open to all schools’ senior managers.
AA began working with one Associated Schools Group in March 2019.
AA also supporting/attending Headteacher’s meetings and follow up professional development workshops.
Since February 2019 Education Scotland have been in contact with a Quality Improvement Officer from Moray Council to arrange a session where we will be delivering an input to headteachers on the quality indicator 3.1: wellbeing, inclusion and equality. This session has not yet been delivered.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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