SUBJECTING pupils to too many exams is harming their education and "casting a shadow" over Scotland's classrooms, experts warned last night.
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.
REPORTS of exam cheating by Scottish school pupils have rocketed this summer, with incidents of plagiarism doubling.
FIVE Lothian schools have been the first in the area to receive prestigious Quality Standard awards.
SCHOOL inspectors have praised the caring and committed attitude of staff at a city primary.
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.
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.
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.