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Plan to deliver equal opportunities in education

Posted in News on Thursday, 30 June 2016
Plan to deliver equal opportunities in education

The Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney MSP, has launched a national delivery plan for Scottish education. 

Outlining the aims of the delivery plan, Mr Swinney said: "The Scottish Government will be relentless in its efforts to ensure that every child - no matter where they are from or how well off their family is - has the same opportunities and an equal chance to succeed."
 
The delivery plan followed engagement with a number of key education partners at an education summit focussing on raising attainment. It aims to achieve excellence and equity in Scottish education by focussing action around three key priorities:

  • closing the attainment gap;
  • ensuring a curriculum that delivers for children and teachers; and
  • empowering teachers, schools and communities to deliver for children and young people.

The plan is also closely aligned with the improvement drivers outlined in the National Improvement Framework.

The delivery plan can be downloaded here.

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