Scotland's Creative Learning Plan

Scotland’s Creative Learning Plan was first published in 2013, setting out a shared vision for the importance of creativity in Scottish education.

This vision was developed through a partnership of organisations working across Scotland in education and creativity and endorsed by the Cabinet Secretary for Education & Lifelong Learning, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture & External Affairs and the Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages. The Plan and the Partnership are a clear statement that we, as a country, value creativity. It brings greater opportunities to both individuals and society, makes learning more satisfying and enhances wellbeing.

The Creative Learning Plan Partners are: the Association of Directors of Education Scotland (ADES); College Development Network; Creative Scotland; Education Scotland; General Teaching Council Scotland; Scottish Qualifications Authority and Skills Development Scotland.

Creative Learning Steering Group

The Creative Learning Steering Group leads on the implementation of Scotland’s Creative Learning Plan and its two key themes: ‘Creativity and Employability’ and ‘Creativity in Learning, Teaching, Assessment and Achievement’.

This group consists of representatives from Education Scotland, Creative Scotland, Skills Development Scotland, and local authority Creative Learning leads. Through our work, we have continued to ensure that creativity skills are recognised, articulated and valued by participants, and increasingly, at a strategic level across local authorities.

The key delivery partners for the two Creative Learning Plan workstreams are the Creative Learning Networks (CLNs). CLNs work across the Education, Culture and Communities sectors in Local Authorities across Scotland to champion creativity, the arts and culture in schools and communities across Scotland. Funded through a partnership between Creative Scotland and Education Scotland, Creative Learning Networks deliver programmes of activities in their Local Authority, developed in response to local needs and priorities and to the two Creative Learning Plan workstreams.

Related links


Creative Learning Plan at a glance (PDF)

What is Creativity - Scotland's Creative Learning Plan 2013 (PDF)