About Us

The West Partnership is a collaboration of eight local authorities across the West of Scotland; East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, and West Dunbartonshire. 35% of Scotland’s school population attend a West Partnership school. There are over 1000 nurseries, primary, secondary and special schools in the West Partnership, serving mainly urban but also many rural communities.

Regional Improvement Plan

Our Regional Improvement Plan sets out the aims and actions  that will be delivered collaboratively across the eight partner authorities.

Click here to view the 2019-22 Regional Improvement Plan

We have carried out an evaluation of the 2018/19 Regional Improvement Plan which allowed us to formally reflect on progress and review and refine the priorities for improvement in 2019-22.

Click here to read the evaluation of the 2018-19 Regional Improvement Plan

Vision and Purpose

Equity, Excellence and Empowerment encapsulates the culture we want to
embed, enhancing the work of each local authority to bring about improvement in our schools and outcomes for our learners.
We will build on existing practice to build a learning system which will bring about Equity, Excellence and Empowerment. This system will promote a culture of learning and bring about improvement at all levels from the classroom to directorate. We will facilitate collaboration which will promote, allow and scaffold learning and challenge partners.


Our workstreams for 2019 – 2022 complement our vision with Equity, Excellence and Empowerment as the core purposes of our work. These are outlined in our ‘Workstreams’ tab and are detailed further in our Regional Improvement Plan. We currently have eight workstreams:

  • Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL)
  • Collaborative Learning Networks
  • Curriculum
  • Evaluating and Reporting
  • Families and Communities
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Leadership
  • Systems Improvement