The NUT resources on this page provide updated information and guidance for members and school representatives on Ofsted inspections.
Estyn has a range of policies and guidance to ensure that their work is carried out according to best practice, within relevant legislation and according to the Welsh Civil Service rules. Full details on Estyn can be found here.
The NUT is opposed to the current Ofsted regime for school inspection. The Union supports a model of school improvement and accountability which is based around professional dialogue, and that is supportive and developmental, rather than one which is intrusive and punitive.
A new framework for school inspection was introduced in September 2015. In September 2016, minor changes were made to the School Inspection Handbooks for both section 5 inspections covering school inspections under the common inspection framework and section 8 inspections for short, monitoring and unannounced behaviour school inspections.