Education Authority Annual Plan

Education Services produces an Authority Annual Plan to capture the ambitions and actions for all schools in Dumfries and Galloway.

The Annual Plan sets out areas where we want to improve and how we plan to do this based on our Evidence Report.


Education Services continues to have high expectations and high aspirations for pupils and staff. We aim to provide a good start in life for all and are committed to giving all our children and young people an equal chance to make the most of their potential.


We expect to see improvements in outcomes for our children and young people in Dumfries and Galloway in these areas:

  • Improvement in attainment, particularly in literacy and numeracy;
  • Closing the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged children;
  • Improvement in children and young people's health and wellbeing;
  • Improvement in employability skills and sustained, positive school leaver destinations for all young people.


We will monitor the progress made on our priorities and commitments to make sure we are meeting what we set out to do. The Evidence Report which was published in May 2019 gives us an overview of what we know about education in Dumfries and Galloway and the context in which our children and young people learn.

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Page last updated: 08/12/2023
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