National discussion on education: consultation analysis

This report outlines the key findings from the ‘listening phase’ of the National Discussion on Scottish Education which took place between September and December 2022.

List of abbreviations

ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ASN – Additional Support Needs

BGE - Broad General Education (early learning until the end of S3)

BSL - British Sign Language

CAMHS - Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services

CfE – Curriculum for Excellence

CLD – Community Learning and Development

CPD – Continuous Professional Development

CPL – Continuous Professional Learning

DYW – Developing the Young Workforce

EAL – English as an Additional Language

EMA – Education Maintenance Allowance

EME – English Medium Education

GIRFEC – Getting It Right For Every Child

GME – Gaelic Medium Education

ITE – Initial Teacher Education

LGBTI - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex

PE – Physical Education

PEF – Pupil Equity Funding

PSE – Personal and Social Education

QTVI - Qualified Teacher of Children and Young People with Vision Impairment

RME – Religious and Moral Education

RRSA – Rights Respecting School Award

RSHP – Relationship, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education

SQA – Scottish Qualifications Authority

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

ToD – Teacher of Deaf

UNCRCUN Convention on the Rights of the Child



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