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Will inspectors observe lessons during a monitoring follow-up visit?

During follow-up visits to schools, inspectors may observe lessons if they need to collect evidence relating to a specific recommendation. Read more >

Will all teachers be observed?

This will depend on the nature and size of the provider being inspected. In a small primary school, it is likely that all teachers will be observed. Read more >

Do teachers have to provide a written lesson plan?

Teachers are not required to produce a lesson plan to give to the inspector visiting the lesson. Read more >

Will the work of support staff be assessed?

All staff play a role during an inspection week, not just those who are observed or interviewed. Read more >

Will inspectors observe all teachers in a school?

This will depend on the nature and size of the school inspected. In a small primary school, it is likely that inspectors will observe all the teachers. Read more >

Will inspectors observe teachers for the whole lesson?

Normally, during a lesson observation, inspectors will stay for a reasonable length of time to gather the evidence they require. Read more >

Will inspectors observe the lessons of supply teachers during the inspection?

Inspectors may observe lessons/sessions taught by a supply teacher or other cover arrangements. Read more >

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