No, inspectors will not grade individual lessons. There will be an opportunity for professional dialogue with the inspector at the end of the lesson. The purpose of the lesson observations is to validate the statements made in the school’s self-evaluation report about the quality of teaching. Inspectors will focus on the strengths and shortcomings in the lesson in relation to the impact the lesson has on developing pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding and the progress they make. Inspectors will then triangulate this information with performance information, scrutiny of pupils’ work, comments by pupils and scrutiny of relevant documentation. Inspectors will come to an overall judgement about the quality of teaching in the school/provider as a whole.