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National Improvement Framework

Published: 18 Nov 2015 13:01
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Education

Discussion session taking place in Galashiels.

A discussion session for young people on the Scottish Government's draft National Improvement Framework is taking place in Galashiels tomorrow (19 November).

The Scottish Government is developing a National Improvement Framework as the next phase of Curriculum for Excellence. The Framework will play an important role in driving work to close the attainment gap and continually improve Scottish education.

Minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell will attend the morning event at the Volunteer Hall in St John's Street, which follows recent engagement events in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and Dundee. Up to 100 young people are expected to attend.

Ms Campbell said:

"While there are many successes in Scottish education, including excellent teaching, record Higher and Advanced Higher results and more than nine in ten school-leavers securing jobs, training or continued education, we need to do more to ensure that our education system works for every child in Scotland.

"Our draft National Improvement Framework will build on a strong record of achievement, with the aim of ensuring we have the right information about children's progress right across Scotland. The Framework will look at a range of existing and new evidence which will tell us how we are progressing and where support is required for improvement purposes.

"We want to make sure that every young person in Scotland has the chance to do well in school, have their needs met and achieve their ambitions. The National Improvement Framework will play an important role in supporting the good work going on in schools and places the needs of children firmly at its centre. I'm looking forward to hearing the views of young people in Galashiels as we develop our proposals."