An introduction to the main policies governing Scottish education.
An overview of professional learning and the standards, requirements and provision for practitioners working with children, young people, families and adult learners in Scotland.
Explore the most important legislation that underpins Scottish education.
Developments in Scottish education are also influenced by the Scottish Government’s National Performance Framework, the recent OECD report on Scottish education and the ‘Shifting the Curve’ report.
The provision of education in Scotland is the responsibility of local authorities who are under a statutory duty to ensure that there is adequate and efficient provision of school education in their area.
Independent schools offer full-time and part-time education to nursery and school-age pupils.