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Review of Teacher Employment in Scotland

Call for Evidence now live

The 2010 spending review agreement between the Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, published in November 2010, includes an agreement to an Independent Review of all aspects of the terms and conditions for Scotland’s teachers. Michael Russell, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, has asked Prof Gerry McCormac to Chair the Review. Recommendations will be published in the summer of this year, aimed at improving educational outcomes for our children and young people.

The Review will be open and inclusive and the Review Group and Prof McCormac welcome comments from all interested parties. The work of the Review Group will be evidence based and all views will be considered before we start shaping our recommendations.

Please take the time to visit the website where you can submit your evidence on line:


Course Rationales and Summaries

The draft Course Rationales are now available to view on the SQA website:

The draft Course Rationales and Summaries outline the proposed content for the new qualifications and their aims and purposes. The Course Rationales identify the skills and knowledge learners will develop. The Course Summaries detail how Courses will be structured. They provide a brief description of each Unit in the Course and what is required to achieve the Course.

The SQA are very keen to hear your feedback on these documents:

You can leave feedback via Have Your Say. At each stage of the qualifications development process we are publishing draft documents in an open and transparent way to show the thinking at each stage and to provide the opportunity to give feedback. We welcome your feedback on the Course Rationales and Summaries by the end of March 2011.

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