International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA) meeting and minutes: FOI release

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1. Details of when the government's International Council of Education Advisers (ICEA) last met, and what was discussed.

2. Details of when the council is next due to meet, and what is on the agenda to be discussed.”


The International Council of Education Advisers last met in Edinburgh on 1-2 March 2023. The main areas of discussion were:

  • Education reform (National Discussion and the Independent Reform of Qualifications and Assessment)
  • Curriculum design and innovation
  • Excellence in teaching (ensuring teacher quality through continued professional development; and investment in leadership development)

The minutes from that meeting are available here: International Council of Education Advisers minutes: 1-2 March 2023 - (

The ICEA also produced their third formal report which was published on 7 November, and are due to meet with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills in Spring 2024 (dates to be confirmed) to further discuss the report findings.

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