How much evidence of pupils’ work will inspectors want to see?

Inspectors will want to scrutinize a sample of pupils’ work.  In most cases, they will ask to see a sample of work from pupils in specific year groups or subjects.  The reporting inspector will make these requests clear to the school during the pre-inspection phone call and at the meeting of the inspection team and the nominee on the first day of the inspection.  Inspectors focus in particular on the quality of pupils’ work in literacy, numeracy and ICT, and how well pupils apply these skills in other subjects across the curriculum.