Specialist to Lead Improvements
Maths will be the first subject area to be updated as part of a new approach to improvement to ensure that Scotland’s curriculum remains engaging, forward looking and supports high quality teaching and learning.
Beginning in 2024, a maths specialist will lead on this work, alongside the National Response to Improving Mathematics (NRIM), which will include looking at curriculum relevance and transitions between primary and secondary.
A maths national thematic inspection, with a focus on teaching and learning, will also be carried out by the interim Chief Inspector in 2024 to support this work.
The Council of Deans will also convene their Initial Teacher Education National Maths Group. The group will ensure initial teacher education aligns with the latest developments in maths and numeracy.
The 2022 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study, which published last week, showed that in Scotland performance in reading was above the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) average, with results in maths and science in line with the average. This was also the case in the previous survey, in 2018.