Pedagogy Pioneers Events in March! March 2, 2021

Pedagogy Pioneers are hosting a wide range of events in March, Explore the links below to sign up. SEIC Pedagogy Pioneers Maths Interventions Webinar SEIC Pedagogy Pioneers Feedback in Practice SEIC Pedagogy Pioneers Technology to Enhance Learning Across the Curriculum SEIC Pedagogy Pioneers Metacognition/AiFL Webinar SEIC Pedagogy Pioneers Digital Learning… Read more

A Creative Conversation about Play February 19, 2021

Why is there so much reluctance to talk about play? We can have a conversation about it in early years, but, even then, we’re still looking at starting school at 5 and having baseline assessment. We find it even harder to discuss it once we get past that stage –… Read more

Science Week – Professional Learning Opportunity February 16, 2021

SEIC, in conjunction with Education Scotland Regional Team, is pleased to share two STEM events for Early Years and Primary, coinciding with National Science week. To find out more please visit the links below: STEM Early Level Practitioners – Early Years settings & Primary 8th March, 4-5pm STEM –… Read more

TES Article on WestOS reaching 1000 recorded videos February 12, 2021

Recently The WestOS reached a milestone of 1000 videos. Read the TES article on this exciting national project! TES Article on WestOS Read more

Online Learning Opportunities with SDS and SEIC February 1, 2021

First Session 2nd March 2021, 4-5.15pm Recall Session 25th May 2021, 4-5.15pm Online Professional Learning Opportunities South East Improvement Collaborative with Skills Development Scotland SEIC, in conjunction with SDS, is running the next series of professional learning – this time for newly qualified primary and secondary (probation) teachers. These online… Read more

Building STEM capital for families and communities (Session 2/3) January 26, 2021

Tuesday 23 February 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm Building on the first session this hour long online session will give practitioners an opportunity to take this learning and think about it in their own context. There will be further resources and examples of practice highlighted throughout with opportunities for discussion. Read more

Building STEM capital for families and communities (Session 1/3) January 26, 2021

Tuesday 2 February 2021 4:00pm – 5:00pm You will be introduced to the Scottish Government’s STEM Education and Training Strategy, Professor Louise Archer’s Aspires report and the YESTEM equity compass. We are keen to hear about your priorities in the current context and will use this feedback to help shape… Read more

STEM in Primary Schools (5th-14th March) January 12, 2021

Science Week! In this session we will cover: . Quick overview of STEM strategy and where we are now; . Update on primary resources available from Education Scotland; . Examples of STEM from primary settings; . STEM capital; . National STEM Nation Award scheme and examples from the pilot; .… Read more

STEM – Early Level/Digital (5th-14th March) January 12, 2021

Science Week! This session will: . Outline online resources from Education Scotland; . Introduce the new national STEM Nation award . Provide an outline of STEM initiatives; . Explore part of the early level technologies curriculum; . Highlight the importance and relevance of digital learning across the curriculum starting with… Read more


The South East Improvement Collaborative is the term being used to describe the collaboration between City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian and Scottish Borders to improve schools, early learning settings and other services for children and young people.

Geographically, the South East of Scotland is a large, diverse area. Overall, the geography of the South East resembles that of Scotland as a whole, with similar proportions living in rural areas, small towns and urban areas.


The South East Improvement Collaborative Plan is based on robust analysis of available data leading to prioritisation of our initial two areas of focus:

          Improving attainment and achievement, including closing the attainment gap;

          Quality Improvement in schools and early years’ settings.

As a South East Improvement Collaborative our work is based on the National Improvement Framework and GIRFEC, taking account of how we will improve outcomes and close the attainment gap by having an impact at all levels of the system.

Our plan has a focus on the key areas that we have identified from our analysis of Children’s Services plans, local authority plans, school plans and robust data, the National Improvement Framework outcomes and what our staff, parents, children and young people are telling us.