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Education Scotland, 2018
The Education Reform -- Joint Agreement published in June 2018 sets out agreed principles and enablers and measures that will support and encourage the empowerment of schools in Scotland. These include the commitment that Education Scotland would carry out three inspections in the 2018-19 academic year looking at the following themes: Readiness…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Inspection, Parent Participation, Educational Principles
Education Scotland, 2017
This report summarises findings from inspections and other evaluative activities carried out by Education Scotland over the period January 2012 to June 2016. It seeks to draw out some of the key features and trends that we have seen as education providers have sought to develop and improve their services over that period of time. During the period…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Excellence in Education
Education Scotland, 2017
In June 2012 the Scottish Government issued the "Community Learning and Development (CLD) Strategic Guidance." While directed at Community Planning Partnerships (CPPs) and recognising the vital role played by a wide range of organisations and services, the guidance clearly identifies a lead role for local authorities 'to provide clear…
Descriptors: Community Planning, Community Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Legislation
Education Scotland, 2016
This report is one of a suite of reports by Education Scotland commissioned by the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council (SFC) to evaluate provision in colleges for supporting learner success. Colleges should act on the recommendations contained in these reports. College inspectors will monitor action towards implementation of…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, Educational Experience, Foreign Countries
Education Scotland, 2016
The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) with Education Scotland is introducing new arrangements for assuring and improving the quality of provision delivered by Scotland's colleges commencing in AY 2016-17. The arrangements have been developed by Education Scotland and SFC at the end of a four-year cycle of external arrangements for review of colleges.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, Quality Assurance
Education Scotland, 2016
The new quality framework, "How good is our college?" is a tool to support and enable colleges to evaluate the quality of provision and services alongside reporting on progress in relation to outcome agreements. It is designed to be used by all college staff. Colleges will evaluate the quality of their provision and services using the 12…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Colleges, Universities, Higher Education
Education Scotland, 2016
Scotland's colleges have a wide-ranging mission. They strive to meet the needs of a diverse range of stakeholders, including individual learners, local communities, regional and national bodies and the national and international economies. At an individual level, the curriculum offered in Scotland's colleges aims to enable people to develop skills…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Alignment (Education), Institutional Mission, Skill Development
Education Scotland, 2015
This new updated fourth edition of "How Good is Our School?" is the result of a wide-ranging consultation through which stakeholders have contributed to the development of a substantially new set of quality indicators and supporting toolkit. This publication is designed to promote effective self-evaluation as the first stage in a process…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Indicators, Self Evaluation (Groups), Educational Improvement
Education Scotland, 2015
This publication provides a quality framework to provide a structure for external review of Modern Apprenticeship off-the-job training.? The indicators in this framework are arranged under three key principles, addressing five questions which Education Scotland is adopting for evaluation purposes. These are underpinned by a wider principle on the…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Quality, Apprenticeships, Off the Job Training
Education Scotland, 2015
Currently in Scotland, around 66% of learners who enroll on full-time further education (FE) programmes and 71% of learners who enroll on full-time higher education (HE) programmes, complete their programme successfully. A further 11% of learners on full-time FE programmes and 13% of learners on full-time HE programmes complete with partial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Adult Education, Academic Persistence
Education Scotland, 2014
Education Scotland's publication, "External Quality Arrangements for Scotland's Colleges, Updated August 2013," specifies that HM Inspectors will produce a number of subject aspect reports over the four-year period 2012-16. This report reviews college admission policies, procedures, and the criteria used when selecting applicants for a…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Educational Quality, Education Work Relationship, Employment Qualifications
Education Scotland, 2014
This report continues the series in which Education Scotland evaluates the quality of young people's learning and achievements, in this case in the technologies. The report contributes to the overall picture of what it is like to be a learner in a Scottish early learning or childcare setting or school in this second decade of the 21st Century. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Education Scotland, 2014
In preparing this report, reviewers visited a sample of four colleges, detailed in Appendix 1. They also drew on the findings of published Education Scotland external reviews of colleges, and examined other relevant publications and reports. They consulted and held focus groups with key stakeholders, including the Scottish Qualifications Authority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Stakeholders, Higher Education
Education Scotland, 2014
The Education Scotland publication, "External Quality Arrangements for Scotland's Colleges, Updated August 2013," specifies that Education Scotland will produce a number of subject-based aspect reports each year. These reports complement, in a subject-specific context, the generic evaluations of learning and teaching in Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Energy, Reports, Program Descriptions
Education Scotland, 2014
This report evaluates college programmes which deliver education and training in computer and digital media technology, rather than in computer usage. The report evaluates current practice and identifies important areas for further development amongst practitioners. It provides case studies of effective practice and sets out recommendations for…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Case Studies, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality
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