Three national organisations are to be created to drive improvement in education. A new public body will be responsible for developing and awarding qualifications and will replace the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). A national agency for education will see Education Scotland (ES) replaced. The new executive agency will provide improved support and professional learning to teachers and schools, and provide advice and guidance on curriculum, assessment, learning and teaching. Thirdly, a new and independent inspectorate body will be created.