Estyn Unplugged: Before, during and after inspections

  • Thrive under autumn 2017’s new inspection framework

  • Expert advice on how to achieve excellence

  • Impress inspectors with informed answers and evidence-based practice

Russell Grigg

Russell Grigg

Dates: 12th Dec 2017, 2nd Feb 2018

Dr Grigg is passionate about excellent teaching and is able to draw on more than twenty years experience in the primary field, as teacher, inspector, teacher trainer, leader, consultant, researcher and writer. A second edition of his best-selling book 'Becoming an Outstanding Primary Teacher' has recently been published.

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The reality of primary school inspections

Unpick what’s new in inspection

Discuss the new Estyn judgements

Demystify what documentation you need

All other evidence Estyn expect to see


Step-by-step guide to an excellent inspection


Preparation for the inspection:

  • preparing the school environment

  • receiving the initial phone call

  • writing a good self-evaluation report

  • collating evidence, including learner and parental voice

  • uploading information to the Virtual Inspection Room


What to expect during the inspection:

  • the inspection timetable

  • organising the work sample

  • using professional dialogue

  • the role of the nominee, including confidentiality

  • what inspectors want to see during lesson observations

  • examples of questions from inspectors, and how to answer them

  • interpreting questionnaires for parents, governors, pupils and staff


After the inspection:

  • addressing important aspects that require improvement

  • responding to recommendations

  • improving good and excellent schools

  • working with local authorities and governors

  • supporting your colleagues and sharing best practice

First delegate rate

£249 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£229 + VAT

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