Henry Hepburn

A week in primary: 10 February 2017

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A new inspection model involving shorter visits to schools is being piloted in a small number of primaries in the lead-up to the Easter holidays. Education Scotland said the move would allow inspectors to visit more schools over a year. After previous “try-outs” in 2015-16, schools reportedly felt clearer about what inspectors needed and less documentation was required. Shorter visits will be trialled in secondaries after the summer and fully implemented over the course of the school year.

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