Model for Improvement

Model for Improvement

Welcome to the Model for Improvement page. Here you will find information, updates and resources that support improvement work within establishments.


The Model for Improvement is an aspect of improvement methodology widely used in health care and by the Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative (CYPIC). It provides a framework for developing, testing and implementing changes leading to improvements. If we test out an idea for improvement and it makes a positive difference we can build on it, if it doesn’t we can tweak it or we can go back to the drawing board and start again: in essence, adopt, adapt or abandon.


The Educational Psychology Service has adopted this methodology as a core framework to support our own improvement plan. We are also supporting schools and early years establishments in using this methodology through training and on going coaching/consultation.

Further information

More information on the Model for Improvement can be found on the Scottish Government website. Please click here to access

Or watch these videos for further information:


Please click to download the templates below that can be used to support your quality improvement work.



NHS Education for Scotland are pleased to announce the launch of our new Developing your Aims and Change Ideas eLearning module on the QI Zone.

This module is a fantastic online resource that will provide you with the knowledge to develop an aim statement and change theory for your improvement project.

The module is free to access and suitable for anyone working in the public-sector workforce looking to improve local services.

To access the e-module please go to the e-learning page or click here.