Promoting improvement through sharing highly effective practice

Message from HM Chief Inspector

These case studies are taken from examples of practice that inspectors see on our inspections of schools and settings. We’ll be publishing more case studies covering a wide range of issues.

Identifying good ideas and approaches is a core part of being an inspector – but more than that, sharing the work you are doing that is having a significant impact on children and young people helps to recognise the successes in Scottish education and support quality and improvement within the sectors we inspect, across the country.

We want this to be truly useful so we’ll continually evaluate this work. We’ll look at ways to improve what we publish and how we share them. We’ll also be expanding this work into the other sectors we inspect. And we’re keen to hear from you about how you want to find out about effective practice we have seen.

Our thanks go to the schools and settings that have worked with us to develop these products. I hope you will find them helpful and that they prompt discussion in your teams and schools.

We will continue to work with schools and settings across the sectors we inspect. We look forward to being able to share much more highly effective practice.

Janie McManus
His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education