Saturday, 1 April 2017

School inspections have halved in last ten years

"THE number of Scottish school inspections has halved over the last decade. Just one in 18 schools are inspected in Scotland, compared to one in four in England, according to a Sunday Post Freedom of Information request. Education Scotland has 2627 schools within its remit, but just 5% – 22 secondary, 102 primary and 19 special schools – were subject to spot checks last year."

"Bosses at the under-fire inspectorate have now pledged to step up the number of inspections. They said Education Scotland has focused on helping teachers implement the Curriculum for Excellence." What an excuse !

"But Scottish Labour’s education spokesman Iain Gray described the figures as `worrying`. The MSP added: `We need much more regular inspections, especially to monitor the impact of SNP cuts to our schools. Instead it looks like the SNP is happy to turn a blind eye, despite slashing £1.5 billion from the budgets of local councils since 2011`."

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