Inspectors find that Fife schools are performing above average
Archived news: published on Wednesday 23 Jan 2019 by Fife Council
Cllr Fay Sinclair
Fife's schools are performing above the national averages, according to Education Scotland inspectors.
Members of the Education and Children's Services Committee today heard a report on how well Fife schools had been performing during last year's round of school inspections .
Cllr Fay Sinclair, Committee Convenor, congratulated the schools involved saying: " It comes as no surprise that Fife's schools are doing better than average. We know we have really great schools in Fife with devoted staff who go above and beyond to deliver some really outstanding learning and teaching. That work in our schools is backed up by an Education Service which has a clear focus on improvement and providing the very best that learning and teaching has to offer. "
The report showed that from the Fife schools which were inspected in 2017/18 98% of schools were Satisfactory or better, compared to 91% nationally; 82% were Good or better, compared to 62% nationally; and 52% were Very Good or better with only 19% receiving that grade nationally.
Only a sample of Fife establishments are inspected each year. Education Scotland has announced that it will be inspecting 250 educational establishments nationally in 2018 – 2019. This is a significant increase from previous years. Fife would expect to experience a proportionate increase in inspection activity.