Emma Seith

‘Astonishing’ data dump branded as ‘disgraceful’

Politicians rap inspectorate for ‘wilful’ lack of transparency after cull of old reports

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The schools inspectorate has been accused of “a wilful attempt to frustrate transparency”, after a Tes Scotland investigation uncovered that it had deleted information on historical school inspections.

In 2008, Education Scotland changed the way in which schools were selected for inspection and it has emerged that information predating this change is no longer available. It has also emerged that the organisation has begun deleting all school inspection reports that are more than five years old from the publicly accessible section of its website, in an attempt to remove information considered ...

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