New Scottish minister for outdoor learning
Natalie Don was appointed as Minister for Children, Young People and Keeping the Promise in March 2023. Her specific responsibilities include outdoor learning, and play. Jenny Gilruth MSP was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills in March 2023.
Growing up in Scotland: 2022 -26
The Scottish Government published Best Start: strategic early learning and school age childcare plan for Scotland 2022-26 (6 October 2022). The report sets out how the benefits of investment in 1140 hours of high quality funded early learning and childcare will be embedded. It also explains the approach to expanding [...]
Let’s Talk Scottish Education – invitation from the Scottish Government
The Scottish Government is inviting everyone who has an interest in the future of our education system to join the National Discussion. Have your voice heard and help develop a vision for the future of education in Scotland. What kind of education, skills, knowledge and support do you think young people [...]
New funding for Scottish schools to support them to learn about children’s rights
This Child in the City article (13 June 2022) has shared the news that the Scottish Government is providing funding to deliver UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools programme to 2,400 primary and secondary state schools across Scotland.
Protecting and enhancing nature in Scotland
The Scottish Government have announced more funding for local nature restoration projects (6 June 2022). This is aimed at tackling the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change.
Scottish education consultation goes live
The consultation on the replacement of the Scottish Qualifications Authority and the reform of Education Scotland was launched online on Thursday 30 September 2021. The consultation will last eight weeks and will close on Friday 26th November. This consultation can be completed via Citizen Space. See the education reform webpage [...]
The Scottish Government’s winter clothing fund helped early years outdoors play
@InspiringSland delivered the Scottish Government funded Outdoor Winter Clothing Fund for ELC. Watch their video shared on Twitter to see the fantastic impact this has had on children, families and childcare settings!
Amazing Animals, Brilliant Science; how DNA technology is being used to help save Scotland’s wildlife
This book by Dr Pete Mintin is free to download. It explores how scientists use DNA technology to answer a huge variety of questions and how to help and study wildlife in Scotland using DNA technology. Species include wildcats, golden eagles, pine martens and the newly re-introduced beaver. Children from [...]