16th October 2019 by jackmatthews
Developing the Young Workforce has been recognised with an international policy award. On Friday 11 October 2019, the World Future Council revealed that Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) was among the policies selected to receive a silver award in what it dubs ‘the Oscar for best policies’ for empowering youth at a ceremony in Geneva…
9th October 2019 by John Swinney MSP
Climate Week 2019 brings into focus the defining challenge of our times – tackling the global climate emergency – with conversations taking place across Scotland on the role we all have to play. Listening is vital to productive conversation, and as a government we have been listening to the growing number of voices from the…
5th August 2019 by Education News Team
Over the past few weeks, we have been celebrating the broad successes of young people in the Senior Phase, from S4-S6, on social media. The range of awards, qualifications and progression routes at all Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) levels available from S4-S6 is vast, coupled with the opportunity to experience learning opportunities through…
12th December 2017 by Education News Team
The majority of pupils are well behaved and a credit to their school, according to teachers across Scotland. Behaviour In Scottish Schools Research (BISSR) 2016 is based on feedback from school staff and provides a picture of behaviour and behaviour management approaches in publicly funded mainstream schools. The research shows: The vast majority of staff…
24th November 2017 by John Swinney MSP
Today I chaired the first ever Scottish Education Council, a new body established to the oversee the work we are doing to improve education in Scotland.
2nd November 2017 by Education News Team
Schools across Scotland will be able to draw on a range of expertise through six newly established Regional Improvement Collaboratives. Each one will be led by a Regional Improvement Lead and will work with schools, using all available evidence, to provide targeted advice and support to drive improvement. The leads have been appointed by agreement…
13th September 2016 by John Swinney MSP
Today I set out this Government’s vision for the most critically important part of our early years and school education system – our teachers, practitioners and their relationship with our children.