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National Priorities in Education Performance Report 2003

DescriptionA summary of the position across Scotland for all five National Priorities in Education
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 16, 2003


Performance Report 2003

National and Education Authority Information from 2001-2002

Performance Report 2003 is also available in pdf format (536k)


Ministerial Foreword
Education and Schools in Scotland - Key Facts
Achievement and Attainment - National Priority 1
Framework for Learning - National Priority 2
Inclusion and Equality - National Priority 3
Values and Citizenship - National Priority 4
Learning for Life - National Priority 5
Annex 1 - National Priorities Performance Measures and Quality Indicators
Annex 2 - Where to Find More Information
Annex 3 - Glossary of Terms

Education Authority Information (for each of the 32 education authorities)


  • Achievement and Attainment: to raise standards of educational attainment for all in schools, especially in the core skills of literacy and numeracy, and to achieve better levels in national measures of achievement including examination results;
  • Framework for Learning: to support and develop the skills of teachers, the self discipline of pupils and to enhance school environments so that they are conducive to teaching and learning;
  • Inclusion and Equality: to promote equality and help every pupil benefit from education, with particular regard paid to pupils with disabilities and special educational needs, and to Gaelic and other lesser used languages;
  • Values and Citizenship: to work with parents to teach pupils respect for self and one another and their interdependence with other members of their neighbourhood and society and to teach them the duties and responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society;
  • Learning for Life: to equip pupils with the foundation skills, attitudes and expectations necessary to prosper in a changing society and to encourage creativity and ambition.

This report contains an overview section summarising the 2002 position across Scotland for each of the National Priorities. The overview sections are organised to present:

  • evidence gathered by the Executive, by national agencies and by international studies
  • evidence from schools' self-evaluation
  • information about local actions and programmes to promote improvement
  • information about legislation and national actions and programmes to promote improvement.

A section summarising the position in each of the 32 education authorities is included here, for reference. Much more information, however, can be obtained from authorities themselves. There are contact details and links to specific publications at the beginning of each authority section.

The printed overview sections draw on a wide range of information which is publicly available. Links to websites which hold the reports and statistics are referred to in the text throughout the document. A list of these websites can also be found in Annex 2.