"THE number of Scottish school inspections has halved over the last decade. Just one in 18 schools are inspected in Scotland, compared to one in four in England, according to a Sunday Post Freedom of Information request. Education Scotland has 2627 schools within its remit, but just 5% – 22 secondary, 102 primary and 19 special schools – were subject to spot checks last year."
"Bosses at the under-fire inspectorate have now pledged to step up the number of inspections. They said Education Scotland has focused on helping teachers implement the Curriculum for Excellence."
What an excuse !
"But Scottish Labour’s education spokesman Iain Gray described the figures as `worrying`.
The MSP added: `We need much more regular inspections, especially to monitor the impact of SNP cuts to our schools. Instead it looks like the SNP is happy to turn a blind eye, despite slashing £1.5 billion from the budgets of local councils since 2011`."