Taking into account recent developments in education, we are introducing a menu of approaches to inspection.
HM Inspectors of Education have published an advice note outlining how they will reflect the COVID-19 context in early learning and childcare (ELC) and school inspections from August 2022.
Education Scotland aims to promote improvement in early learning and childcare settings and successful innovation that enhances childrens' experiences.
Our inspectors focus on the quality of children's learning and achievement. We have a particular interest in how the school is developing children's skills and understanding in literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing.
Our inspectors focus on the quality of children's learning and achievement, with a particular interest in how the school is developing children's skills and understanding in literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing.
Information about all-through school inspections
Inspections focus on the quality of children's and young people’s learning and achievement through the medium of Gaelic.
Information on arrangements for inspecting special schools.
Information on the inspection of residential special schools.
Information about the inspection of independent schools.
This guidance supports Boards of Governors in independent schools in their own self-evaluation and monitoring of child protection and safeguarding practices.
As a result of discussions with the UKVI and the Scottish Government, Education Scotland will undertake the inspection of private further Education colleges and English language schools.