Informed Scotland March 16 – Frameworks, strategies, comics & kilts!



It was another particularly busy month with the rush to publish or make announcements before ‘purdah’ began ahead of the Scottish Parliament Elections.

The main publication was the Commission on Widening Access final report, A Blueprint for Fairness. All 34 of its recommendations are included in an annex as a handy reference for our subscribers.

Other items of note include an evaluation of the implementation of the ‘Donaldson report’ on teacher education and development, and an interim report from the Making Maths Count Profile Raising Group.

Plus the launch of Education Scotland’s National Improvement Hub, SQA’s Digital Literacy Learner Guides, and plans for a new Professional Baccalaureate.

There are numerous funding announcements, statistics, new courses and qualifications.

As usual we’ve found some innovative items to highlight, including a new Kiltmakers Academy, a Masters in Comics & Graphic Novels at University of Dundee, a RookieOven start-up academy for 16–19 year-olds, and a dance company in residence at Moray House School of Education.

With the Election looming, we’ll be publishing a very short (unbiased!) Informed Scotland supplement later this month with links to manifestos and resources relevant to learning & skills.

Thanks to Joan Mackay from Education Scotland who last month told us, ‘I approach the arrival and reading of Informed Scotland in much the same way as my 11 year old looks for his Beano’!

Become an Informed Scotland subscriber to keep on top of all the developments. Email [email protected] to request a sample copy.

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