Common inspection framework

The common inspection framework is used for all inspections of education and training providers in Wales. Estyn is currently reviewing the inspection arrangements for non-maintained settings and initial teacher education and training.

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Inspection areas (IAs):

The judgements

 
Excellent 
Very strong, sustained performance and practice.
 
Good
Strong features, although minor aspects may require improvement.
 
Adequate and needs improvement
Strengths outweigh weaknesses, but important aspects require improvement.
 
Unsatisfactory and needs urgent improvement
Important weaknesses outweigh strengths.