The IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them to improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and between areas. To achieve this we operate to the following principles:
We deliver a range of products that are available to all councils, focused on data and analysis, digital public services, learning and development, online tools and collaboration and performance management and indicators.
We provide a number of consultancy and facilitation services to support all councils to deliver improved outcomes, as well as services relating to enhancing the learning and skills of officers and elected members, facilitating performance management and improvement and research.
We also signpost councils to useful resources and support provided by other organisations or working groups, for example, the Devolved School Management Guidelines developed by the national Devolved School Management Steering Group.