News & Blogs: Policy Advice and Responses

Scottish Government strengthens profile of Learning for Sustainability in the 2023 National Improvement Framework 

Wed 4th January 2023 - Blog Posts, News, Policy Advice and Responses

We warmly welcome the news that the Scottish Government has strengthened the profile and visibility of Learning for Sustainability in the 2023 ‘Achieving Excellence and Equity: National Improvement Framework and improvement plan’ (or ‘NIF’).

Published annually, this document ‘sets out the vision and priorities for Scottish education that have been agreed across the system, and the national improvement activity that needs to be undertaken to help deliver those key priorities.’
We have highlighted some of the key points from this document in this article.


#Let’sTalkScottishEducation: Responding to Scotland’s National Discussion on education

Wed 7th December 2022 - Communities, Further and Higher Education, News, Policy Advice and Responses, Schools and early learning & childcare settings

It is a time of change in Scottish education, with warmly-welcomed opportunities to examine, discuss and reflect on system-wide reform. Learning for Sustainability has a key role to play in… [read more]


Learning for Sustainability and ‘Putting Young People at the Centre’

Thu 6th October 2022 - Blog Posts, Courses & Events Summaries, Further and Higher Education, Policy Advice and Responses, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Uncategorised

This is a time of change for Scotland’s education system. The Scottish Government and COSLA have launched the ‘most inclusive ever discussion on education in Scotland, with learners playing a… [read more]


Join Scotland’s National Discussion on Education

Sun 25th September 2022 - Communities, Further and Higher Education, LfS Scotland Updates, News, Policy Advice and Responses, Schools and early learning & childcare settings, Uncategorised

The Scottish Government is inviting everyone who has an interest in the future of Scotland’s education system to join the National Discussion on Education, The Discussion was launched on September… [read more]


EAUC Scotland and LFS Scotland submit a joint response to QAA ESD Guidance consultation

Wed 27th January 2021 - Courses & Events Summaries, News, Policy Advice and Responses

A joint response has been submitted to the QAA, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and Advance HE consultation on their major review of the 2014 Education for Sustainable Development… [read more]


LfS Scotland responds to the final drafts of the GTCS Professional Standards 2021

Sat 10th October 2020 - Policy Advice and Responses

In late 2019 Learning for Sustainability Scotland responded to the General Teaching Council’s consultation on a ‘refreshed’ set of Professional Standards for education professionals.  The Final Drafts of the Professional Standards… [read more]


LfS Scotland responds to the GTCS consultation on ‘refreshed’ Professional Standards and Code

Mon 2nd December 2019 - Policy Advice and Responses

Learning for Sustainability Scotland has submitted a detailed response to the General Teaching Council for Scotland’s consultation on the ‘refreshed’ set of Professional Standards and Professional Code for education professionals.  Our submission… [read more]


UNESCO position paper on the Future of ESD November 2018

Tue 20th November 2018 - Policy Advice and Responses

LfS Scotland’s response to the draft UNESCO position paper on the Future of Education for Sustainable Development What makes people act for sustainable development? How can education help make the… [read more]


LfS Scotland and EAUC-Scotland  respond to the College Development Network’s Draft Professional Standards for College Lecturers

Thu 25th October 2018 - News, Policy Advice and Responses

EAUC-Scotland and Learning for Sustainability Scotland have submitted a joint response to the College Development Network’s draft of the revised Professional Standards for College Lecturers. In the response suggestions are… [read more]


UK implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals inquiry response

Fri 4th November 2016 - News, Policy Advice and Responses

View the official and complete parliamentary response document here.