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ERIC Number: ED538677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
HM Inspectorate of Education in Scotland: Executive Agency Framework Document
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
The first HM Inspector of Schools was appointed in 1840 and inspectors have made significant contributions to Scottish education since that date. An important recent milestone in the development of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education in Scotland (HMIE) was its establishment on 1 April 2001 as an Executive Agency of the Scottish Ministers under the terms of the Scotland Act 1998. This status strengthens the ability of HMIE to carry out its work independently and impartially. HMIE's principal activity is to promote sustainable improvements in standards, quality and achievements for all learners in a Scottish education through first-hand independent evaluation. Rigorous independent inspections and reviews of schools and other educational establishments, community learning and the education functions of local councils help ensure this continuous improvement. Inspections and evaluations inform parents, schools and colleges, other providers of education, and the Scottish Ministers about standards and quality in education. Importantly, the reports identify key strengths, indicate where improvement is needed and offer suggestions on the scope for drawing on best practice elsewhere. It remains important that the evidence deriving from inspections and reviews continues to inform educational policy and practice. This Framework Document sets out in clear terms the core objective and strategic priorities against which HMIE's performance will be measured. It states the responsibilities the Scottish Ministers have delegated to Her Majesty's Senior Chief Inspector of Education as Chief Executive of the Agency.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education. Denholm House Almondvale Business Park, Almondvale Way, Livingston, EH54 6GA, UK. Tel: +44-014-1282-5000; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) (Scotland)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)