UK - Education Scotland

Education Scotland
The Optima
58 Robertson Street
UK - Glasgow G2 8DU
website: www.educationscotland.gov.uk/

CIDREE representative:
Mr. Alan Armstrong (President of CIDREE)
phone: +44 141 5022
mobile: +44 7887795530
fax: +44 141 282 5050
e-mail:

CIDREE National Coordinator:
Juliet McAlpine

Institutional size: 200

Key remit

  • Actively promote innovation, ambition and excellence in the Scottish education system
  • Support teachers, schools and local authorities in improving the quality of education and raising achievement
  • Ensure that the curriculum and learning and teaching, including the use of ICT, assist children and young people to develop their full potential
  • Work in partnership with the Scottish Executive and other key stakeholders to build capacity and support delivery of a first class education

Educational Sectors Covered

  • Pre-School
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Special
  • Post-16/FE
  • Vocational

Current Educational Priorities/Projects

  • Curriculum development: the Curriculum for Excellence (3-18)
  • Assessment, achievement and national qualifications: Assessment is for learning
  • Excellence for All: literacy and numeracy; inclusion; healthy living; additional support needs
  • Building capacity: leadership; continuing professional development; global citizenship; enterprise education; international education
  • Innovation/improvement in learning and teaching
  • ICT in learning and teaching; Schools Digital Intranet; online resources
  • Employability work-related curriculum
  • Early years education

Current Organisational Priorities/Concerns

  • Manage major institutional change: forward thinking, innovative; customer and delivery focused
  • Improve sharing of good practice and dissemination of information
  • Improve organisational cost-effectiveness, efficiency and performance management