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Education Scotland. Ken McAra HMI Lead Officer: Special/ASN Dyslexia Scotland - 29 September 2012. Education Scotland: a new agency. Scottish Government’s national development and improvement agency for education

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Education scotland

Education Scotland

Ken McAra HMI

Lead Officer: Special/ASN

Dyslexia Scotland - 29 September 2012

Education scotland a new agency
Education Scotland: a new agency

Scottish Government’s national development and improvement agency for education

charged with providing support and challenge to the education system, from the early years to adult learning

came into existence on 1 July 2011

Bill Maxwell

Chief Executive

Our strategic objectives are to
our strategic objectives are to:

lead and support the successful implementation of the curriculum

build the capacity of education providers and practitioners to improve their own performance

promote high quality professional learning and leadership

stimulate creativity and innovation

provide independent feedback on the quality of educational provision

provide evidence-based advice to inform national policy

develop our people and improve our organisational capability

Purposes of inspection
purposes of inspection?

  • provide assurance to users on the quality of


  • promote improvement

  • provide evidence to inform national policy development

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a three-way partnership:

schools evaluate the quality of their own provision

supported and challenged by the education authority

backed up by rigorous external evaluation

quality improvement in education:“the Scottish approach”

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How well do children/young people learn and achieve?

How well does the school support children/young people to develop and learn?

How does the school improve the quality of its work?

QI 1.1 Improvements in performance

QI 2.1 Learners’ experiences

QI 5.3 Meeting learning need

QI 5.1 Curriculum

QI 5.9 Improvement through


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Cfe implementation priorities 2012 13
CfE Implementation Priorities 2012-13


broad general education

senior phase

Reflection and feedback
reflection and feedback?