Staff College Scotland


Staff College Scotland is the professional development arm of the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES).

ADES is an independent professional network for leaders and managers in Scottish education and children’s services. ADES informs and influence education policy in Scotland working in partnership with local and national government and other agencies. ADES also offers a wide range of professional development activities and opportunities for its members. For further information, please visit the dedicated ADES website by clicking here.

Making sense of reform: where next for Scottish Education?

This think piece continues the debate from Towards A Learning System published by ADES in 2017. It draws together some key themes, issues, tensions and dilemmas arising from the ADES Directors’ Forum. It seeks to capture some key messages and provide a stimulus for further reflection and debate about the thinking and practice that is required to take Scotland’s education system to the next level of performance.

Towards a Learning System aimed to set out a way forward – making sense of reform: where next for Scottish education? challenges us all to take the ownership of change with a continued focus on improving outcomes for all Scotland’s children and young people.

The Think Piece can be accessed below.