Yes, it is possible to register for updates on Estyn’s website. It is also possible to follow Estyn on twitter @EstynHMI. Read more >
In most schools, religious education should be part of the broad, balanced curriculum that Estyn inspects. Estyn does not report on all subjects individually. Read more >
Who should complete the staff questionnaire? Should the school forward it to all employees or just teaching staff? Should agency staff in the school complete it? What if a teacher is ill and absent from school?
We use a number of pre-inspection questionnaires. There is a separate one for teachers and a separate one for support/admin staff. Read more >
The summary paragraph will provide a short summary of the inspection findings. It will provide a clear, balanced indication of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. Read more >
Inspectors will consider attendance mainly in Inspection Area 2 - Wellbeing and attitudes to learning. Read more >
How are judgements for all-age school inspections made where there are inconsistencies in the performance of the primary and secondary phases?
The overarching principle is that inspectors will consider the balance of strengths and areas for improvement across all key stages. Read more >
Pupils in the Foundation Phase do not receive a questionnaire. These pupils give their views when they meet inspectors during the inspection week. Read more >