During follow-up visits to schools, inspectors may observe lessons if they need to collect evidence relating to a specific recommendation. Read more >
Teachers are not required to produce a lesson plan to give to the inspector visiting the lesson. Read more >
Can I access the notes of the lesson that the inspector completed during a lesson/session observation?
Inspectors no longer complete separate lesson observation forms. Read more >
Estyn does not have a checklist of specific practices or preferred methodologies. Read more >
Inspectors may observe lessons/sessions taught by a supply teacher or other cover arrangements. Read more >
Can I refuse to let an inspector into my classroom and do inspectors have a legal right to scrutinise my performance appraisal?
Under the legal powers given to the Chief Inspector, inspectors have the legal right to inspect schools, to observe lessons and to scrutinize evidence. Read more >
Normally, during a lesson observation, inspectors will stay for a reasonable length of time to gather the evidence they require. Read more >