ISI INSET: ISI Inspection – Understanding the ISSRs


Very helpful and professional , as a Head I would recommend to any school for a focused compliance inspection review.”

Mr G Emmett, Head of Scarborough College

Are you expecting a regulatory inspection from ISI? Book this CPD session for your School leadership Team where we will explore:

  • What aspects of school are inspected on a regulatory compliance inspection?
  • What will we need to prove compliance?
  • What will inspectors be looking for?

This course is aimed at senior leaders in independent schools, bursars/business managers and governors and proprietors.

Independent Schools Compliance: Meeting the ISSRs

In their documentation, ISI tell us that, ‘Compliance inspections are designed to make clear the extent to which the school meets or does not meet the various ISSRs the NMS for boarding schools, the EYFS statutory requirements, and other legislation as applicable.’ There are almost 30 key areas involved in a standard regulatory compliance inspection and in many cases each of these is subject to a range of specific regulations. If your school has an EYFS provision or has boarding, there will be many more! How do you know where to start?

Common Compliance Pitfalls

In this introductory webinar will offer an overview of the key aspects your school leadership team need to be aware of and some of the common pitfalls to help you audit your provision. We cannot go through every standard and regulation but by the end of this course, you will have all the information you need to know where to look next to complete a self-analysis of your readiness for a compliance inspection.


We will guide you through the Independent Schools Standards Regulations (ISSRs). We include reference to the National Minimum Standards for Boarding (NMS) and the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation (EYFS) (though not the OFSTED framework for inspecting registered settings for children under two years of age). This will include an exploration of academic and pastoral policy areas plus safeguarding, health and safety and how you interact with stakeholders, to show the effectiveness of leadership and management.

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