|Executive Agency overview|
|Formed||1 July 2011|
|Headquarters||Denholm House, Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA|
|Motto||Transforming lives through learning|
|Executive Agency executive|
It was intended to bring to together the work and responsibilities of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education and Learning and Teaching Scotland and was originally entitled the Scottish Education Quality and Improvement Agency (SEQIA).
The name was later changed to Education Scotland and the agency was established under this name on 1 July 2011.
On establishment Education Scotland also incorporated the Scottish Government Positive Behaviour Team, which aims to support Scottish schools and local authorities to introduce and embed approaches that promote positive relationships and behaviour, and the National CPD Team, which aims to provide strategic support for continuing professional development (CPD) and professional review throughout Scottish education.
Education Scotland's core purpose and strategic priorities are:
Evaluation of the quality of learning and teaching in Scottish schools and education services through Inspection and review of Scottish education
Provision of support and resources for learning and teaching via the Education Scotland online service.
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