Education Reforms

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 25th June 2019.

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Photo of John Swinney John Swinney Scottish National Party

I cannot give Mr Johnson the head count number on new roles created through the funding for regional improvement collaboratives, but I will happily write to him about that. Concrete examples of what the collaboratives are doing include running improvements in literacy and numeracy programmes with tried and tested evidence-based practice to inform and strengthen professional development; delivering moderation support across regional boundaries to make sure that teachers across the broad general education phase have a better understanding of standards; and they are putting in place exchanges of learning on the measures that close the attainment gap fastest in areas of deprivation, to ensure that the learning can be shared across the board. Our regional improvement collaboratives are taking forward a real collaborative spirit and sharing good educational practice across the system.