How can I work for Estyn?

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Estyn employs both Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) and staff who work in corporate services. Read more >

How much are inspectors paid?

Estyn’s pay structure is available here. Read more >

Is inspecting schools and organisations the only type of work that HMIs undertake?

The role of HMI is varied and involves a wide range of work. This includes core inspections, follow-up inspections, a range of inspector training and thematic inspection work. Read more >

How much travelling would be expected of a full time HMI?

The role of HMI requires a significant amount of travel and time away from home. Although Estyn works to minimise travel, HMI are expected to work across Wales. Read more >

Would I be allowed to work in all schools?

The exact role of a HMI depends on their experience. Inspectors who inspect directly in schools must hold Qualified Teacher Status. Most inspectors work across more than one sector. Read more >

Do I have to be a Peer Inspector or Additional Inspector before applying for a HMI post?

You do not need to be a Peer Inspector or an Additional Inspector before applying for a post as HMI. Following appointment, Estyn provides rigorous training and a thorough induction programme. Read more >

How do I apply to become a Peer Inspector (PI)?

We use Peer Inspectors on inspections in nearly all sectors we inspect. Read more >

How do I apply to become an Additional Inspector (AI)?

Additional Inspectors can apply to become an Additional Inspector through a recruitment campaign or by converting from being a Peer Inspector upon retirement from teaching. Read more >

What is the difference between an HMI and a Registered Inspector or Registered Nursery Inspector?

An HM Inspector of Education and Training in Wales (HMI) is employed directly by Estyn. Read more >

What does safe recruitment practice mean?

‘Safe recruitment’ means thinking about and including issues to do with child protection and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children at every stage of the recruitment process. It starts Read more >