Routine school inspections restarted in September 2021.
This means we are currently undertaking routine Regulatory Compliance Inspections (RCIs) and Education Quality Inspections (EQIs).
Feedback has told us that the adjustments made during the summer term to RCI and EQI inspections were effective, and they will continue during the autumn term.
Full details can be found in our Guidance for inspectors on conducting inspections during COVID-19.
Due to the temporary suspension of routine inspection during the pandemic, the current inspection cycle has been extended until summer 2023:
Extension of inspection cycle due to the Covid-19 pandemic (2021)