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How do I make a complaint about Estyn?

We like to hear your views of our work and how it affects you. Read more >

What do I do if I have a complaint about a school or other education and training provider?

If you have a complaint about a school or other education and training provider you should raise your concerns with the provider in the first instance. Read more >

How do I find out about my local schools or other providers of education and training?

For general information about your school, you should contact them directly. To search for an inspection report, click here. My Local School also provides information about all schools in Wales. Read more >

How do I let Estyn know what I think about my children’s school?

We invite parents to complete a questionnaire before the school’s inspection. Inspectors also hold a brief meeting with parents, usually on the Monday evening at the start of the inspection. Read more >

What can a school or individual teacher do if they think any inspection judgement is unfair?

Neither the school nor a teacher can challenge judgments simply because they disagree with them. Read more >

I am a teacher in a school. It is the middle of an inspection and I have some concerns. What can I do?

In the first instance, talk to your nominee as they provide the best link to the inspection team. The nominee will discuss the matter with the reporting inspector. Read more >

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. Read more >

How does Estyn respond to complaints about providers if it has a safeguarding element?

If Estyn receives a complaint relating to an individual child that indicates safeguarding issues, or about a possible abuser, this will be referred immediately to Estyn’s safeguarding officer. Read more >

What does whistle blowing mean?

Whistle-blowing disclosures The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (the Act) was introduced to protect employees who are worried about wrongdoing where they work and want to 'blow the whistle'. Read more >

Who is responsible for investigating whistle blowers' claims?

Under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (the Act), only a Prescribed Person can receive a disclosure and the protect the whistle blower. In Wales, only the following have Prescribed Person Read more >

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