What can a teacher or school do if they think an inspection judgement is unfair or if they have concerns about the conduct of an inspection?

If a teacher has a concern, then they should talk in the first instance to the school’s nominee as soon as possible about the issue as they provide the best link to the inspection team.  The nominee will discuss the matter with the reporting inspector.

Neither the school nor a teacher can challenge judgments simply because they disagree with them.  The school can only challenge the inspection team’s findings on the grounds of factual inaccuracy, if they believe that the inspection was not carried out in accordance with Estyn’s code of conduct for inspectors or if inspectors did not consider an appropriate sample of relevant evidence before making the judgement. The school should not challenge judgments simply because they disagree with them.  Further information about Estyn’s complaints policy can be found here.