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The Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc Act 2000, places a statutory requirement on local authorities to endeavour to secure improvement in the quality of school education provided by schools managed by them.

Scottish Government logoLocal authorities require quality development systems in order to deliver programmes of school and service improvement.

Quality Improvement Officers and Education Support Officers are key to providing professional leadership to secure improvements in the education system through professional support and challenge. These professionals require key skills including an ability to analyse data, observe and evaluate learning and teaching, support school self-evaluation, provide leadership to tackle under-performance and disseminate good practice.

The ECS Group of Prospect is the only professional association and trade union exclusively representing professionals working in educational development and improvement roles in Scotland.’

Useful links:

Scottish Parliament
The Scottish Government’s response to the recent consultation on a review of the education system is cause for significant concern. 

Resources


Education Governance: Fair Funding to Achieve Excellence and Equity in Education – A Consultation   info
Prospect's response to Education Governance: Fair Funding to Achieve Excellence and Equity in Education – A Consultation

EducationEye, July 2017   info
The July issue of Prospect's newsletter for members in the Education and Children's Services group. Contents include: New Soulbury pay and conditions agreement; biennial meeting and group executive council election arrangements; Warwick Mansell reads between the lines of the Queen's Speech on education policy; updates from your negotiating teams; Scottish education shake-up; new studies and research; Maurice John Gifford obituary

EducationEye, Autumn 2015   info
Prospect's magazine for members in education and children's services. Autumn 2015 issue

Statement by Aspect Group of Prospect on the proposed introduction of standardised assessments in Scottish schools   info
The Aspect group of Prospect is urging the Scottish government not to use national testing to rank the performance of primary schools. Tommy Doherty and Paul Watson outline the case against it.

General election 2015, education briefing   info
Prospect briefing on education for members and politicians

Standards for Educational Development and Improvement Professionals in Scotland   info
These standards, newly updated by experts within the Aspect group of Prospect, provide the ammunition for school improvement professionals in Scotland to oversee the delivery of quality services in a fast-changing landscape, putting children first