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Education Scotland update

Author: Louise Glen, Education Scotland

The draft benchmarks for modern languages will be uploaded to the National Improvement Hub in December (together with the other curricular areas). Draft benchmarks for literacy/English and numeracy/mathematics are already on the Hub.

In other news

The Education Scotland websites are changing to reflect the current changes in Scotland’s education system, including a commitment in The Delivery Plan to significantly streamline the current range of CfE guidance and materials by January 2017.

By early December, five sites and services will be available:

  • the National Improvement Hub for improvement resources and materials
  • the new Education Scotland corporate website for corporate information and links to key policy and legislation
  • Parentzone Scotland for resources, information and data specifically for parents
  • NQs for specific materials and resources
  • Glow, the digital platform for Scottish education which provides access to a number of web services that allow users to create, collaborate and innovate.

The corporate site will have a new URL – – and while the old URL will continue to work for a period, all hyperlinks (and mentions of the URL in documents) will need to be updated.

A significant proportion of former content has been archived (if no longer current), or moved to partner organisations.

Updated versions of the Parentzone and National Qualifications sites will also be launched, which will be similar to their predecessors. Most NQ content is being moved across to the new NQ site or being repositioned into Glow. The new Parentzone Scotland site will be very similar to the old one, with just slight formatting changes, reflecting the design developed previously with parents.

In case you missed it!

Education Scotland has published L3 audit tools for primary and secondary on the National Improvement Hub.

1+2 languages: progression from first to second level is now live on the National Improvement Hub.

A suite of advice, frameworks and resources to support primary teachers to plan for depth and progression in modern language learning experiences. These resources were developed in conjunction with primary practitioners who deliver L2 and L3 experiences.

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