Inspection: What to expect and how to make it a positive experience

Date(s) - 13/05/2021
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


ISA House

Suitable for: Heads, Deputies, Senior and Middle Managers

This course will give opportunity for delegates to:

  • observe a lesson on DVD and review the impact of the teaching on the learning as inspectors will do;
  • consider how the evidence is gathered;
  • practice role-playing interviews, alongside self-evaluation and asking questions

Course aims:

  • To understand the requirements of compliance and quality inspections
  • To prepare the documentation required for inspection
  • To prepare the school for inspection, including a sample lesson observation
  • To use the inspection process as part of improving outcomes for pupils

What you will learn:

  • To be prepared for the inspection process, including with documentation
  • To understand how inspectors will evidence the observation of lessons
  • To consider how other evidence is gathered, particularly through interviews

View the programme outline here. 

Course tutor: Liz Coley

Feedback from previous delegates

“It met my expectations and needs. It allayed concerns about inspection being ‘done’ to a school and restored my faith in the possibility of a ‘fair’ and open process.”

“Practical steps to prepare for the inspection, regarding documentation, compliancy etc.”

For those who require accommodation, the Crown House Hotel is a short walk from ISA House. Mention you are attending an ISA course when booking, to receive a preferential rate of £85.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Standard Delegate Rate

Includes course materials, lunch and refreshments
Second Delegate Rate (ISA Members' schools only)
(For every full paying delegate you are entitled to a second at a discounted rate)

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