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How Good is Our CLD?

Quality Improvement in CLD

In Fife Council, the quality improvement process for CLD is founded on the principle of self-evaluation as the key vehicle for improvement.

HGIOCLD2 logoclearHGIOCLD2 provides a national approach to self-evaluation which senior managers, local managers or practitioners working directly with learners and communities can use. It builds on ongoing work across all sectors on evaluating services and planning for improvement. At the heart of the document is a set of quality indicators and performance measures which help practitioners identify the strengths in their practice and where further development is required. HM Inspectors use the same set of quality indicators and performance measures in external evaluation of services thus developing a partnership approach to internal and external evaluation of services.

Self-evaluation helps us to:

  • Recognise the work we are doing which has a positive impact on the lives of young people, adults, and on the community;
  • Identify where good quality needs to be maintained, where improvement is needed and where we should be working to achieve excellence;
  • Identify what we can do to make things better for young people, adults and the wider community
  • Inform stakeholders about the quality of services in the area. 


CLD practitioners are expected to evaluate performance by using the process and quality indicators set out these documents and other quantitative and qualitative data relevant to the performance of local projects. Continuous quality improvement is essential in improving the outcomes for the people and communities of Fife.


The full document can be found on the Education Scotland website.

Self Evaluation Peer Evaluation Inspection