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Next steps for improving educational outcomes in Scotland: leadership, teaching and assessment

Scotland Policy Conferences

This seminar will discuss the future of education in Scotland, focusing on next steps for improving educational attainment. In light of the publication of the Scottish Government’s draft National Improvement Framework delegates will assess the potential of consistent data collection in tackling varying levels of educational attainment, and understanding the underlying causes. Those attending will also consider additional factors relating to attainment, including self-evaluation within schools and the role of School Improvement Plans, and the next steps for teaching standards – in light of the introduction of the new qualification for headship.

Further sessions will assess the implementation of the new exam structure, in advance of students sitting the new Advanced Higher in May 2016, and opportunities to develop the role of parents in their children’s education. This seminar also follows the launch of the Scottish Government’s £100 million attainment fund, the introduction of the Education (Scotland) Bill, and the publication of the OECD’s review of Curriculum for Excellence.

It will bring together policymakers from the Scottish Government and Parliament with representatives from education, trade unions, parent and campaigning groups, local government, academia, and other interested and affected parties.

Keynotes from: 

Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, The Scottish Government; Tam Baillie, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland; Larry Flanagan, General Secretary, Educational Institute of Scotland and Jim Thewliss, General Secretary, School Leaders Scotland

For full information, please visit the event website here


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