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National thematic inspection: empowerment for parent and pupil participation

​​​Education Scotland is carrying out three national thematic inspections on aspects of empowerment as set out in the Education Reform Joint Agreement, June 2018. The inspections relate to the agreement on the expectations within the Headteachers’ Charter in the Education Bill which will require local authorities to empower headteachers in the areas of:

  • improvement
  • curriculum
  • staffing; and
  • funding.

The third national thematic inspection will focus on aspects of empowerment set out in the Education Reform Joint Agreement, June 2018 related to agreement on the expectations within the Headteachers’ Charter in the Education Bill which will require local authorities to empower headteachers in the areas of:

  • parent and community engagement; and
  • pupil participation.

The Information for Directors briefing note provides details of the national thematic inspection.

PDF file: National thematic inspection: empowerment for parent and pupil participation - Information for Directors of Education (141 KB)

The Briefing for headteachers provides details about the visit being undertaken by HM Inspectors and the actions to be taken.

PDF file: National thematic inspection: empowerment for parent and pupil participation - Briefing for headteachers (134 KB)

Headteachers are asked to complete the self-evaluation form and share with the HM Inspector on the day of the visit. An electronic version should also be submitted to the Inspection Administrator as soon as possible after the visit takes place. There is no requirement for the self-evaluation form to be submitted before the visit takes place.

Word file: National thematic inspection: empowerment for parent and pupil participation - Self-evaluation form (144 KB)

Headteachers are also asked to complete the meetings schedule in discussion with the HM Inspector for sharing on the day of the visit. An electronic version should also be submitted to the Inspection Administrator as soon as possible after the visit takes place. There is no requirement for the completed meetings schedule to be submitted before the visit takes place.

Word file: National thematic inspection: empowerment for parent and pupil participation - Meetings schedule (139 KB)

Headteachers will receive the Briefing for school staff and parents involved in meetings and discussion groups and should share this with colleagues attending meetings with the HM Inspector.

PDF file: National thematic inspection: empowerment for parent and pupil participation -​ Briefing for school staff and parents (129 KB)​​​​​

Findings

Download the findings from the thematic inspection

PDF file: Thematic Inspection of Empowerment for Parent and Pupil Participation June 2019 (482 KB)

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