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Inspection publications

Aspect review of the education authority and university ITE partnership arrangements

PDF file: Aspect review of the education authority and university ITE partnership arrangements (phase one) (413 KB)

A report on the pilot inspection of services to protect children and young people (East Dunbartonshire)

PDF file: A report on the pilot inspection of services to protect children and young people in the East Dunbartonshire area (81 KB)

A report on the pilot inspection of services to protect children and young people (Highlands)

PDF file: A report on the pilot inspection of services to protect children and young people in the Highland area (224 KB)

A Review of Youth Awards in Scotland

PDF file: A Review of Youth Awards in Scotland (838 KB)

Analysis of HMIE reviews of quality standards in further education 2004-2006

PDF file: Analysis of HMIE reviews of quality and standards in further education 2004-2006 (351 KB)

Annual report and accounts 2009-2010

PDF file: Annual report and accounts 2009-10 (1.8 MB)

Annual report to SFC on the findings of Education Scotland's evaluative activity in Scotland's colleges

PDF file: Annual report to SFC on the findings of Education Scotland evaluative activity in Scotland's colleges (1 August 2014 - 31 July 2015) (421 KB)

Aspect report on the provision in Scotland's colleges for young people requiring more choices

PDF file: Aspect report on the provision in Scotland's colleges for young people requiring more choices and more chances (522 KB)

Aspect report: Renewables (energy)

PDF file: Aspect report: Renewables (energy) (494 KB)

Business, management and administration (aspect report)

PDF file: Business, management and administration (aspect report) (404 KB)

Colleges and community planning

PDF file: Colleges and community planning (221 KB)

Computing and digital media (aspect report)

PDF file: Computing and digital media (aspect report) (497 KB)

Community Learning and Development in Curriculum for Excellence

PDF file: Community Learning and Development in Curriculum for Excellence: 1. Senior Phase (189 KB)

Community Learning and Development (CLD) Planning - An aspect review of progress made in implementing the CLD Regulations

PDF file: An aspect review of progress made in implementing the CLD Regulations (413 KB)

Computing in Scotland's colleges

PDF file: Computing in Scotland's colleges (153 KB)

Count us in: Success for all

PDF file: Count us in: success for all (869 KB)

Creative digital industries in Scotland's colleges

PDF file: Creative digital industries in Scotland's colleges (826 KB)

Curriculum planning and alignment in Scotland's colleges (aspect report)

PDF file: Curriculum planning and alignment in Scotland's colleges (aspect report) (683 KB)

Educational psychology in Scotland: Making a difference

PDF file: Educational psychology in Scotland: Making a difference (568 KB)

Engineering aspect report

PDF file: Engineering aspect report (530 KB)

English for speakers of other languages in Scotland's colleges

PDF file: English for speakers of other languages in Scotland's colleges (1.3 MB)

Evaluation of integrated and inspection methodology - final research report

PDF file: Evaluation of integrated inspection methodology - final research report (264 KB)

External quality arrangements for Scotland's colleges

PDF file: External quality arrangements for Scotland's colleges (updated August 2013) (458 KB)

Gaelic Education

Inspection Advice on Gaelic Education

PDF file: Advice on Gaelic Education - English version (470 KB)
PDF file: Advice on Gaelic Education - Gaelic version (677 KB)

Building on the successes, addressing the barriers

PDF file: Gaelic Education: Building on the successes, addressing the barriers (343 KB)

HMIE guide: Hungry for success - benchmarks for self-evaluation

PDF file: HMIE Guide: Hungry for Success - Benchmarks for self-evaluation (413 KB)

International comparisons of college staffing

PDF file: International comparisons of college staffing (958 KB)

Learners with profound and complex needs in Scotland's colleges

PDF file: Learners with profound and complex needs in Scotland's colleges (265 KB)

Learning together: Improving teaching, improving learning

PDF file: Learning together: Improving teaching, improving learning (1.3 MB)

Learning together: Lessons about school improvement

PDF file: Learning together: Lessons about school improvement (2.7 MB)

Learning together: Opening up learning in all-through schools

PDF file: Learning together: Opening up learning in all-through schools (1.1 MB)

Making effective use of extensive data sets which underpin evaluation in Scotland's colleges

PDF file: Making effective use of the extensive data sets which underpin evaluative activities in Scotland's colleges (389 KB)

Maximising learner success in Scotland's colleges (aspect report)

PDF file: Maximising learner success in Scotland's colleges (aspect report) (666 KB)

Meeting the needs of learners and employers in Scotland's colleges

PDF file: Meeting the needs of learners and employers through effective planning, application and admission processes in Scotland’s colleges (415 KB)

Out of site, out of mind?

PDF file: Out of site, out of mind? (196 KB)

Positive start, positive outcomes

PDF file: Positive start, positive outcomes (873 KB)

Preparing young people for the future (aspect report)

PDF file: Preparing young people for the future: Senior phase in Scotland's colleges (aspect report) (151 KB)

Quality and improvement in Scottish education 2012-2016

This is the latest report on Quality and improvement in Scottish education (QuISE) from 2012-2016. The report of HM Inspectors’ findings highlights many strengths, including the commitment of staff, the continual improvement of learning experiences for pupils, and the creation of an education system which is highly inclusive. It includes key aspects of education provision and practice which should be prioritised for improvement across many or all of Scotland’s education sectors.

PDF file: Quality and improvement in Scottish education 2012-2016 (1.1 MB)

PDF file: Quality and improvement in Scottish education 2012-2016 (Gaelic) (3.5 MB)

You can also access the Quality and Improvement in Scottish Education 2012-2016 report by sector:

PDF file: Early learning and childcare settings (188 KB)

PDF file: Primary schools (247 KB)

PDF file: Secondary schools (199 KB)

PDF file: Special and residential special schools (199 KB)

PDF file: Gaelic Medium Education (126 KB)

PDF file: Gaelic Medium Education (Gaelic) (361 KB)

PDF file: Independent schools (140 KB)

PDF file: Community learning and development (231 KB)

PDF file: Career information, advice and guidance services (206 KB)

PDF file: Colleges (170 KB)

PDF file: Educational psychology services (162 KB)

PDF file: Prison learning (142 KB)

Further reading and commentary

Following the publication of the report, some of our Strategic Directors and Lead Officers for inspection wrote blogs about what QuISE meant for their areas of responsibility:

Early learning and childcare – Lead Officer HMI Jackie Maley

Primary – Lead Officer HMI Sadie Cushley

Secondary – Lead Officer HMI Carol McDonald

Gaelic Medium Education - Lead Officer HMI Joan Esson

Collaboration across the sector – HM Chief Inspector of Education Bill Maxwell

Curriculum for Excellence – Strategic Director Alan Armstrong

Scottish Attainment Challenge – Strategic Director Graeme Logan

Inspection - Chief Operating Officer Alastair Delaney

Quality and improvement in Scottish education 2008-2011

This report provides the overview of the evaluations gathered during inspections and reviews over 2008-11 for each of the sectors included.

PDF file: Quality and improvement in Scottish education, trends in inspection findings 2008-2011 (408 KB)

Statistical information can be accessed separately for pre-schools, schools and learning communities.

PDF file: Statistical Appendix (326 KB)

Bibliography

A bibliography of relevant reports published by HM Inspectors during the period 2008 to 2011 is also available.

PDF file: Bibliography of reports published by HM Inspectors 2008-11 (22 KB)

Quality framework for the external review of Scotland's colleges

PDF file: Quality framework for the external review of Scotland’s colleges (updated August 2012) (22 KB)

Quality framework for the external review of Scotland's colleges (interrogative version)

PDF file: Quality framework for the external review of Scotland’s colleges: interrogative version (updated August 2012) (24 KB)

Quality management in local authority psychology services (1)

PDF file: Quality management in local authority psychology services (1) (785 KB)

Quality management in local authority psychology services (2)

PDF file: Quality management in local authority psychology services (2) (1 MB)

Quality management in local authority psychology services - Word version

Word file: Quality Management in Local Authority Psychology Services - Word version (559 KB)

Report on the aspect review of initial teacher education

PDF file: Report on the aspect review of initial teacher education (144 KB)

Report on the integrated inspection of early education and childcare services

PDF file: Report on the integrated inspection of early education and childcare services (655 KB)

Residential care and education

PDF file: Residential care and education (700 KB)

Review of teacher education in Scotland

PDF file: Review of teacher education in Scotland - HMIE analysis (72 KB)

Review of the contribution of the Scottish science centres

PDF file: Review of the contribution of the Scottish science centres (71 KB)

Safeguarding arrangements and practices in Scotland's colleges

PDF file: Safeguarding arrangements and practice in Scotland's colleges (346 KB)

Supporting learners to succeed (aspect report)

PDF file: Supporting learners to succeed (aspect report) (169 KB)

Sustainability and Scotland's colleges

PDF file: Sustainability and Scotland's colleges (1 MB)

The development of learner employability in Scotland's colleges (aspect report)

PDF file: The development of learner employability in Scotland's colleges (aspect report) (768 KB)

The involvement of external experts in school education

PDF file: The involvement of external experts in school education (74 KB)

The use of My World of Work web service to support effective career planning (September 2015)

PDF file: The use of My World of Work web service to support effective career planning (September 2015) (397 KB)

Understanding learners achieving with partial success: A thematic aspect report on provision in Scotland's Colleges on behalf of the Scottish Funding Council (September 2015)

PDF file: Understanding learners achieving with partial success: A thematic aspect report on provision in Scotland's Colleges on behalf of the Scottish Funding Council (September 2015) (336 KB)

Summary of quality indicator results

The Education Scotland publication 'Summary of reference quality indicator evaluations' provides the statistical account of inspection findings for two of the National Performance indicators.

The quality and improvement in Scottish education report offers a qualitative summary of some of the key findings which have been emerging from pre-school settings and schools.

Summary of indicative quality indicator results (2009)

PDF file: Summary of indicative quality indicator results from HMIE inspections, 2009 (203 KB)

Summary of reference quality indicator evaluations, June 2012 (National Performance Framework)

PDF file: Summary of reference quality indicator evaluations, June 2012 (National Performance Framework) (164 KB)

Summary of reference quality indicator evaluations, June 2014 (National Performance Framework)

PDF file: Summary of reference quality indicator evaluations, June 2014 (National Performance Framework) (175 KB)

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