Inspection and review

Principles of inspection and review

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Find out about the principles which HM Inspectors are committed to.

Key documents

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Access the key documents used in inspection and review together with the latest advice.

Future approaches to inspection and review

Information on the review to develop the future approaches to inspection and review.

School consultations

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Information on Education Scotland’s role in the school consultation process and how to access our reports.

New inspection model try-outs

You may be aware that following extensive consultation, Education Scotland is planning to try out new approaches to inspection in a small number of schools, and other establishments and services in the course of academic session 2015-16.

If your school, establishment or service is involved in one of the 'try-outs', you will be notified in due course. Please assume the inspection of your school, establishment or service will be carried out using the current model as detailed on these pages unless you are otherwise notified.

Inspection reports

Find reports on educational establishments, local authorities and related services.

Examples of Sector Leading and Innovative Practice (SLIP) and Excellence from Scotland's Colleges.
Go to the Journey to Excellence website