1.1.4 Improving inclusive practice will support schools and local authorities to meet key national priorities
The delivery plan builds on work contained in theand the recommendations of the 2016 ‘Improving Schools in Scotland: An OECD Perspective’. The National Improvement Framework, published in January 2016, sets out a vision based on achieving excellence and equity for all, regardless of pupils' social background and circumstances. It sets out four priority areas for change highlighted below, which provide a shared focus for all partners to work together to make that vision a reality by addressing the 6 drivers of the National Improvement Framework, which are so critical to delivery:
- To improve attainment for all, particularly in literacy and numeracy
- To improve the learning progress of every child, by reducing inequality in education
- To improve children and young people’s health and wellbeing
- To improve employability skills and sustained positive school leaver destinations for all young people.
Delivering Excellence and Equity in Scottish Education - A delivery plan for Scotland sets how the Scottish Government will work with partners to deliver excellence and equity for every child in education in Scotland through a programme for delivery with a focus on action around three core aims:
- Closing the attainment gap
- Ensuring we have a curriculum that delivers for our children and teachers, and
- Empowering our teachers, schools and communities to deliver for children and young people.
The delivery plan followed engagement with a number of key education partners at an education summit focussing on raising attainment. The plan is also closely aligned with the improvement drivers outlined in the National Improvement Framework.