Informed Scotland May 2024 – Helping you make sense of learning & skills since 2012

May was a much busier month for learning & skills in Scotland. The latest digest is packed with reports, announcements and guidance of interest across the landscape, including:

This edition marks Informed Scotland’s 12th anniversary

It’s always revealing to recall what was shaping the learning & skills landscape in May 2012, with an eye to what’s changed – or not. Youth unemployment was a shocking 23.1%. Education Scotland had just audited secondary school preparations for implementing Curriculum for Excellence. The regionalisation of Scotland’s 41 colleges was underway. The Scottish Parliament was set to increase free early learning & childcare from 475 to 600 hours per year. A Parliament Committee concluded that the attainment gap for looked after children was ‘unacceptably wide’. But there was no mention of green skills or energy transition in a press release for Scottish Enterprise’s new Oil & Gas Strategy 2012 2020: Maximising our Future.

Particular thanks to those of you who’ve been subscribing since the start – who’d have thought it would still be going, 121 issues later!

Informed Scotland Extra – General Election 2024

As usual ahead of a major election, an ‘Election Extra’ is in the pipeline, containing links to manifestos and resources that focus on or highlight learning and skills issues. It’ll be sent to subscribers and available here for anyone to download free of charge later this month. Send your email address to [email protected] if you’d prefer to receive it direct.

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