Professor Chris Chapman reflects on lessons from London for the Scottish Attainment Challenge, a £100 million initiative designed to close the gap in attainment of children from more and less advantaged backgrounds.
Research report, executive summary and literature review examining how public services, primarily schools but also other services such as health and social care, are meeting the educational provision needs of refugee children in Scotland. It focuses not only on the ‘formal’ aspects of education but also the school as a site for integration for refugee children and their families.
Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland will receive £2 million of funding as part of the Scottish Government’s plans to address child poverty. The programme is an innovative collaboration between What Works Scotland, Policy Scotland and Glasgow Centre for Population Health.
About the Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland, a five-year project in Bridgeton and Dalmarnock in Glasgow which brings people together to do more for children and young people, which will develop and pilot a practical example of the What Works Scotland approach to place-based change.
This seminar discussed some of the key concepts that underpin collaborative leadership in public service settings and reflect on what this means for practitioners. reform (PSR) when working within the complex dynamics of public services.
What Works Scotland co-director Professor Chris Chapman is taking on a new role as Director of Policy Scotland.
The initial report from the First Minister of Scotland’s International Council of Educational Advisors (ICEA) has highlighted the need to focus on cultural change and capacity-building as well as structural reform.
This literature review aims to provide an understanding of the forms of leadership that are necessary for the future of Scottish public services. It presents an overview of key concepts that underpin collaborative leadership in public service settings and reflects on emerging themes identified by What Works Scotland that support change around public service reform.
This lecture marked the launch of Naomi Eisenstadt’s second report to the Scottish Government as Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality, focusing on the life chances of young people in Scotland.
Seminar that drew together a range of key stakeholders to explore and reflect on the implications for the future of scrutiny and inspection in Scotland.