Gaelic Sector

Our inspections of the Gaelic sector aim to support improvements in standards, quality and achievements of all learners in Scottish education through first-hand, independent evaluation. Please see the Arrangements for inspecting Gaelic Education page for more details.

HM Inspectors of Education’s core purposes are to:

  • provide assurance and public accountability to stakeholders about the quality of education locally, nationally and at individual establishment/service level
  • promote improvement and building capacity through identifying and sharing effective practice
  • inform the development of educational policy and practice by providing independent, professional evaluations from observing practice at first hand.