Scottish pupils 'not guaranteed a high-quality education'

Differences in the quality of education are undermining drive to close the attainment gap between rich and poor pupils, says Education Scotland.

 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s “defining mission” to close the attainment gap between rich and poor children is being hamstrung by wide variations in the quality of education around Scotland, a new analysis of school inspections suggests.

 

The analysis also shows that budget cuts are hitting some schools and local authorities harder than others.

 

Education Scotland today released a detailed summary of findings from inspections and other reports published between 2012 and 2016. Chief inspector Bill Maxwell said it had highlighted “important areas” where education leaders and teachers “need to be more focused”.

 

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