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Pointless and long overdue for axe: Critics attack school inspections

Fiona MacLeod on claims that self regulation is the best way to boost standards

Talks raise hopes cash can be found for crumbling schools

HOPES that four of Edinburgh's crumbling schools could be rebuilt have been raised after city leaders revealed they are in talks with the Scottish Government over new ways of funding the project.

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Pupils suffer excessive testing as a result of an 'addiction to league tables'

SUBJECTING pupils to too many exams is harming their education and "casting a shadow" over Scotland's classrooms, experts warned last night.

Academic calls for snap inspections to improve performance in schools

SCHOOLS should be subjected to snap inspections as part of an overhaul of the scrutiny of Scotland's education standards, according to one of the country's foremost academic experts.

Shock result in exam cheats battle

REPORTS of exam cheating by Scottish school pupils have rocketed this summer, with incidents of plagiarism doubling.

Five Lothian schools pass awards test

FIVE Lothian schools have been the first in the area to receive prestigious Quality Standard awards.

Report puts primary in good books

SCHOOL inspectors have praised the caring and committed attitude of staff at a city primary.

Why are we importing this failed inspection system into Scotland?

FOR years I campaigned for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Schools in Scotland (HMI) to be stripped of its policy-making powers so it could function unambiguously as a quality assurance agency.

Troubled authority faces inspectors’ gaze

SCHOOL inspectors are to descend on troubled Scottish Borders Council in the spring, a move which could trigger government intervention in the authority’s funding fiasco.

Schools inspection plan under attack

A LEADING figure in Scottish education linked to the modernisation of the service has launched a stinging attack on a government plan to allow education authorities to inspect their own schools.

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