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Third sector organisations

Education Scotland is currently reviewing the inspection and reviews it carries out. Within the community learning and development (CLD) sector, new inspection pilots will commence in autumn 2015, which will look at Development Trusts and Creative Scotland Place awards. Further details will be announced later in summer 2015.

CLD Inspectors will continue to join secondary and all-through school inspection teams. In this role they will look at school partnerships, which may include partnerships with third sector organisations

Up until 2013, Education Scotland carried out inspection of individual third sector national organisations working in the CLD sector. These Reviews of Voluntary Sector Organisations were often referred to as IRVOLs. No further IRVOLs are planned. However, previous reports from this model are still available. In 2014, Education Scotland carried out a review of ‘Big Noise’ - read the report.

How good is our third sector organisation? is a self-evaluation resource created to support the third sector to evaluate their performance.​

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