Do inspectors have preferred methods and approaches that they expect teachers to follow?

Estyn does not have a checklist of specific practices or preferred methodologies. The focus of a inspectors’ attention is primarily on learner progress and achievement and the impact of teaching strategies on these.  Good progress and achievement may derive from a variety of practices and methodologies. Inspectors will expect teachers to track the progress of pupils effectively but do not have favourite or preferred systems for doing this.