The SCHOLAR Forum is a not-for-profit partnership between Heriot-Watt University and The Association of Directors of Education in Scotland (ADES). The partnership was established in 2000 to provide high quality interactive online materials for Scottish schools, enhance classroom practice and manage a national CPD programme in e-learning and educational technology for teachers.

    SCHOLAR has completed a major multi-million pound enhancement of the programme. Currently 33 online highly interactive SQA courses at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher levels are available in a range of STEM, business and language subjects. A complete suite of Mathematics and English at all three levels is available.

    Since its inception, SCHOLAR allows Scottish students a unique opportunity to study anytime and anywhere and supports learners and teachers to fulfil the aims of Curriculum for Excellence.

    All 32 Local Authorities, 33 independent schools and 5 Regional colleges in Scotland subscribe to SCHOLAR.  It currently provides over 130,000 student and 10,000 teacher registrations making it one of the largest e-learning programmes for schools in the world.

    SCHOLAR is also playing a key role in delivering the Scottish National Standardised Assessment (SNSA) programme led by the Australian Council for Educational Research with Twig World as the third partner.  SCHOLAR is responsible for the provision of SNSA professional development training for teachers from nearly 3,500 schools across Scotland.


    Contact » Professor Phillip John, Executive Chair, SCHOLAR Forum

    Website » http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/

  • SEEMiS

    SEEMiS Group is an Education Management Information System (MIS) provider. As the standard MIS within Scottish Education, all local student data is processed and managed by SEEMiS software offering interfaces with external agencies such as ScotXEd and SQA.

    At the heart of our product set is SEEMiS Click+Go which offers a wide range of modules to support Pupil and Staff record management including Nursery Application Management System (NAMS), Attendance, Pastoral notes, Tracking Monitoring and Reporting.

    By working closely with its members and the strategic bodies responsible for the education direction in Scotland, SEEMiS looks to continually improve its product set and support local authorities and their associated schools deliver their statutory and discretionary responsibilities.


    Website » https://www.seemis.gov.scot/site3/

  • Historic Environment Scotland

    Historic Environment Scotland is the lead body for Scotland’s historic environment, a charity dedicated to the advancement of heritage, culture, education and environmental protection. We are at the forefront of researching and understanding the historic environment. We care for more than 300 properties of national importance and are Scotland’s largest operator of paid tourist attractions. We look after internationally significant collections; regulate designation of historic environment assets and consents relating to scheduled monuments. We deliver interactive online services to global users. We provide training and advice and promote engagement and participation through learning, skills and outreach programmes. We are at the forefront of digital innovation in heritage from 3d scanning of sites and artefacts to creation of interactive learning resources. 

    Website » https://www.historicenvironment.scot/