ESTYN PRESENTATION – 25.1.2013

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PRESENTATION BY IWAN ROBERTS OF ESTYN

25th January 2013

 Introduction

The meeting welcomed Mr Iwan Roberts of Estyn who was asked to address the meeting on how schools are assessed by the Inspectorate.

All schools are assessed at least every 6 years.

 

Grades of assessment

The following grades of assessment are given at the end of an inspection:

 

            Excellent

Where a school is good in all areas, has not areas in need of improvement and where the school takes a lead in sector practice.

 

            Good

            The school has many strengths with no areas needing signifigent

improvements.

 

            Adequate

Where a schools strengths outweigh any areas in need of improvement.

 

            Unsatisfactory

Where a schools strengths do not outweigh any areas in need of improvement.

 

Matters assessed

The following matters area areas of assessment:

 

Self assessment

Leadership

Financial and resource management

Working relationship between staff and the Governors

Standard of teaching staff

Results and achievements

State of buildings

Children’s well being

Parents and pupils consultation comments (customer satisfaction)

 

Involvement

The assessment will be carried out involving the following:

An assistant assessor

A school nominee (who can comment if he/she feels the assessment

is not being carried out properly).

Lay person

 

Method of assessment

The inspectors will carry out the assessment as follows:

Looking at the schools own evaluation

School visits including involvement of the assessors

Report

 

What when the assessment is complete

If a school is Excellent, Good or Adequate there will normally be no further involvement of the assessors until the next assessment.

If a school is unsatisfactory they maybe subjected to a follow up assessment.

If a school is considered very unsatisfactory then it maybe taken into special measures to help put right the problems.

 

 

R A Robinson
Secretary

25.1.2013.