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Early Years Framework Written Answer, 05/08/10 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Margaret Smith's (LD) question asking the Scottish Executive what action it has taken since the publication of the Early Years Framework to ensure that HM Inspectorate of Education include early intervention and good practice as part of its report on aspects of the early years framework.

The Minister for Children and Early Years, Adam Ingram, replied that HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) undertook in 2008-09 to gather information on the implementation of the Early Years Framework from their inspections. In October 2009, the report Positive Start, Positive Outcomes was published on the HMIE website. It outlined the importance of partnership working and gave details of key issues facing those involved in implementing the framework. It also included a range of case studies exemplifying how the framework was being delivered across services and communities in Scotland. HMIE continue to monitor the Early Years Framework through their inspection programme, and to share good practice.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answers Report 2 - 6 August 2010 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answers Report 2 - 6 August 2010