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Curriculum for Excellence

Children in a classroomA package of support to make sure the new curriculum is fully implemented in every school in Scotland has been announced by the Education Secretary.

The measures, ranging from targeted expert support for individual schools to extra funding for moderating the new assessment system, are designed to ensure Curriculum for Excellence delivers for each and every pupil


Early Years

The early years of life set the pattern for a children's future development. That's why we are working to improve the support available from them and their families - particularly those who are most vulnerable - to help address some of our most deep-seated problems - poverty, poor health and poor attainment.

We are taking this forward through our three frameworks - The Early Years Framework, Equally Well, our health inequalities framework and Achieving our Potential, our anti-poverty framework. This will help all children and young people grow, develop and fulfil their full potential.

At School

Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence is designed to provide young people with the skills they need for learning, life and work in the 21st century. It is the biggest reform of the curriculum for a generation and will provide a rich and flexible curriculum from 3 to 18 and build on the strengths of the Scottish education system.


Skills for Scotland

Our people are Scotland's greatest resource. That's why we are investing in our current and future workforce to ensure people are equipped with the skills they need to get into work, stay in work, develop to their full potential and play a full part in the country's economic recovery.

We are also encouraging and supporting employers to make better use of individuals' skills to improve performance and productivity and employee well-being and job satisfaction to help us build a smarter, wealthier and fairer Scotland.

How are we doing?

Scotland Performs

Measuring Scotland's Progress

Find out about national outcomes and indicators on Scotland Performs, the Scottish Government's progress tracker.

Scotland Performs