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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >