PRESENTATION BY IWAN ROBERTS OF ESTYN
25th January 2013
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:
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.
The school has many strengths with no areas needing signifigent
Where a schools strengths outweigh any areas in need of improvement.
Where a schools strengths do not outweigh any areas in need of improvement.
The following matters area areas of assessment:
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)
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).
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
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