What does HMIe stand for?

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education (HMIe) was an executive agency of the Scottish Government, responsible for the inspection of public and independent, primary and secondary schools, as well as further education colleges, community learning, Local Authority Education Departments and teacher education.

How do I know if a school is good in Scotland?

Visit the Education Scotland website to view its school inspection reports….School inspection reports

  1. school name.
  2. local authority area.
  3. post code.
  4. school type (primary, secondary, nursery, special)
  5. funding type (state funded, independent, grant aided)

What is the Scottish version of Ofsted?

Inspection and review – sector-specific guidance The purpose and aims of the inspection process in evaluating the quality of learning and teaching in Scottish schools and education services.

Are schools inspected in Scotland?

Scottish Ministers have the powers to instruct HM Inspectors to carry out a ‘special inspection’ of an independent school, under Section 66 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980. Such inspections are focused in nature, carried out at short notice, and do not usually result in a published report.

How are Scottish schools assessed?

Primary school assessment in Scotland until 2017 Instead, attainment in Scottish schools was measured by the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy, a procedure that involved a random sample of children in P4 and P7 (and S2) at every mainstream school, who completed the tasks in class time during the month of May.

Who inspects nurseries in Scotland?

The two bodies responsible for regulation and inspection of early learning and childcare in Scotland are:

  • Education Scotland.
  • Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS), known as the Care Inspectorate.

Where is the best school in Scotland?

The top 10 independent secondary schools in Scotland – based on results from 2019

National rank School name HIGHER/ADV HIGHER A/B (%)
1 George Heriot’s School 90.7
2 Hutchesons’ Grammar School 89.2
3 The High School of Glasgow 87.4
4 The Glasgow Academy 86.8

What is a HMI report?

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales (HMI Prisons) is an independent inspectorate which reports on conditions for and treatment of those in prison, young offender institutions and immigration detention facilities. HM Inspectorate of Prisons works with the Ministry of Justice.

Does Ofsted exist in Scotland?

The structure and processes adopted by Ofsted and ISI in England, and those of Education Scotland inspectors and the Care Inspectorate for boarding in Scotland, are quite different.

Does Ofsted apply in Scotland?

How often do Scottish schools get inspected?

every six to seven years
Education Scotland moved some time ago from a generational cycle of inspection (where a school is inspected every six to seven years) to a sampling model where around 250 inspections will take place each year across the school sectors and 140 in nursery/ early years settings.