About Engage for Education
We ask for input and opinion on issues in Scottish education from a variety of different perspectives, to help make things better
You say what should be done by getting involved and joining the discussion
We do our best to get the Scottish Government to make a change, informed by or based on your input
Engage is the Scottish Government’s ground-breaking online project that enables the public and practitioners to discuss education, learning, youth employment and early years policy directly with the Ministers and teams responsible for them.
Participants have the chance to influence and inform the decisions of the Scottish Government in these key areas and we aim to provide timely responses and updates, including answers directly from the Ministers involved with Engage:
- Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Michael Russell.
- Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell.
- Minister for Science, Learning and Scotland’s Languages, Dr Alasdair Allan.
- Minister for Youth Employment, Angela Constance.
Through our mix of discussions, news and blogs, social media channels and the events we organise or that the Government attends, the focus is on listening to the views and needs of those with an interest in these areas and acting – then communicating those actions to you through our You Said, We Did section.
Engage was launched in 2010 as a result of Cabinet Secretary Michael Russell’s desire to provide a means of direct and transparent conversation for all concerned with education issues. The Education Secretary was and is clear that he wants to listen to all those who have thoughts and ideas about improving education in Scotland:
“I am grateful to all who have contributed to Engage so far and to those who will do so in future. As Ministers we value what is being said here. I am confident through this joint dialogue and wealth of perspectives we are creating better understanding, from which Scotland’s learners can only benefit.”
Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.
See how participation in this site is making a difference, visit the You Said, We Did section regularly.