National Improvement Framework

The National Improvement Framework for Scottish education is an ambitious strategy to help all children to achieve their full potential as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. The Framework sets out how evidence is gathered to inform action, making sure that we are all focused on improving standards for our children, and in our schools, including Linlithgow Academy.

The National Improvement Framework priorities and therefore our priorities are:

  • to improve attainment for all, particularly in literacy and numeracy
  • to improve the learning progress of every child, by reducing inequality in education
  • to improve children and young people's health and wellbeing
  • to improve employability skills and sustained positive school leaver destinations for all young people.

Six drivers of improvement have been identified in the NIF. The drivers are all equally important. The links and connections across these key areas are essential to enabling continuous improvement and minimising unintended consequences.

  • Parental Engagement
  • Assessment of Children's Progress
  • Performance Information
  • School Improvement
  • School Leadership
  • Teacher Professionalism

You can read more about the National Improvement Framework (NIF) here: NIF (opens new window)