Support for inspectors is at the heart of ISI’s Quality Assurance procedures.
Feedback on the performance of inspectors is received in various forms: all Team Inspectors complete an evaluation of the inspection, as do Reporting Inspectors and heads, who also complete a response to their Association about the inspection.
Reporting Inspectors complete appraisals on the performance of all members of the inspection team.
ISI undertakes its own monitoring of a sample of inspections, and Ofsted performs a monitoring role on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE).
All inspection reports are subject to a thorough Quality Assurance procedure: this includes an edit by an experienced Reporting Inspector who is a member of the ISI QA team, and an office check to ensure that reports meet ISI quality standards.