Here are the data the Herald refers to:
|Years since last inspection||Number of schools|
|Five to seven years||423|
|Eight to ten years||558|
|Ten years and more||704|
There are 2 500 schools in Scotland so 28% have not been inspected for 10 years or more.
As with NHS England’s statistics, those for English school inspections have been played with to improve their appearance. Under Michael Gove, because the understaffed inspectors at Ofsted could not cope, he decided that any rated ‘outstanding’ were then exempt from further inspection unless their exam pass levels fell dramatically or parent groups complained.
86% were rated outstanding!
House of Commons briefing paper CBP 07091
That’s the way to do it!