Education Scotland aims to provide assurance on the quality of Scottish education and promote improvement and innovation to enhance learners' experiences and lead to better outcomes.
Each year, HMiE inspect and report on the quality of education in a sample of pre-school centres, primary schools, secondary schools, special schools, community learning and development services, colleges, and residential educational provision. HMiE also inspect the education functions of local authorities.
Reports are used to support improvement, whereby inspectors have focused on the quality of children and young people's learning and achievement. HMiE have a particular interest in the development of children and young people's skills and understanding of literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing which enables access to the highest possible learning within broad general education and beyond.