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Most councils in Scotland operate with an ‘Administration’, and although these Administrations do not have legal or constitutional standing, they nonetheless operate as a key element in decision-making processes in the council.
The self-assessment and improvement planning support provides space and time for Administrations to step back, reflect on ‘how’ they work by reviewing processes, working relationships and examining its fitness for purpose.
Without stepping back to reflect on ‘how’ the administration is working, there is a risk that the ‘doing’ becomes less effective over time as ways of working and group dynamics become engrained.
The self-assessment and improvement planning process normally proceeds as follows:
Administration members work in groups to filter down the areas for improvement, reaching consensus on a small number of key improvement actions. These are then worked into a draft Improvement Plan for the Administration to take forward.
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The Improvement Service (IS) is the national improvement organisation for local government in Scotland.
Our purpose is to help councils and their partners to improve the health, quality of life and opportunities of all people in Scotland through community leadership, strong local governance and the delivery of high quality, efficient local services.
Through a series of principles, the IS works to promote improvement in local government and among its partners to support them improve outcomes and reduce the outcome gaps within populations and within areas.
The IS delivers a range of products and services that support CPPs to build their capacity to deliver the public service reform agenda.
The IS has a non-partisan role to support all elected members in Scotland.
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