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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01438: Liz Smith (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what recent discussions it has had with Education Scotland regarding the frequency of inspections in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.

Answered by: John Swinney 28 July 2016

The frequency of both primary and secondary school inspection will form part of the Government publication Standards and Evaluation Framework in June 2017 as signalled within Delivering Excellence and Equity in Scottish Education: A Delivery Plan for Scotland.

It is anticipated that the frequency of school inspection will increase over coming years as signalled by Dr Bill Maxwell, Chief Executive of Education Scotland, in his article within the Herald newspaper on 21 January 2016.