The common inspection framework is used for all inspections of education and training providers in Wales. There is one framework for all schools, independent specialist colleges, pupil referral units and work-based learning providers and another framework for all other sectors (non-maintained nurseries, further education, initial teacher education and training, local government education services and Welsh for adults).
Common inspection framework for schools
and work-based learning
This framework applies to primary schools, secondary schools, all-age schools, maintained special schools, pupil referral units, independent schools, independent special schools, independent specialist colleges and work-based learning providers.
Inspection areas (IAs):
Estyn is currently reviewing the inspection arrangements for initial teacher education and training, local government education services, further education, Welsh for adults and adult learning.