What is involved in an ISI Inspection ?
There are many changes to the inspection framework from September 2023. The most significant is that ISI will NOT give an overall judgement, and have therefore abolished the four gradings: formerly excellent – good – sound – unsatisfactory. Instead, they will focus on ‘nuanced reporting‘ within the report itself.
There will only be ONE type of routine inspection now, every 3 years, that will combine compliance and educational quality.Here are the facts about the requirements of the ISI Inspection. JMC have delivered these messages in training all over the country for the past year. Hopefully this ISI myth buster will help avoid unnecessary workload in your school.
ISI Myth #1. You must show them your Lesson planning
ISI Myth #2. ISI will grade your lesson
ISI myth #3. ISI expect your SLT to observe a certain number of lessons in preparation for inspection
ISI Myth #4. ISI Prefer a certain style of teaching
ISI just wants to know that your teaching style impacts the progress of the students. There’s not a one teaching style fits all.
Why not arrange an INSET for your staff on some of the most effective practices for improving pupil outcomes?
ISI myth #5. You must mark your pupils’ work every lesson and provide written feedback
ISI myth #6 You must rearrange your timetable or trips & visits to suit ISI
You do not need to
- reorganise your curriculum
- reorganise your timetable
- change lessons or cancel activities
- change or cancel off-site visits / trips
- cancel visitors who were due to come into the school
How should we prepare for an ISI Inspection ?
Is your school due an ISI Inspection in 2024?
JMC provide comprehensive mock inspections, each of our teams are led by an experienced Reporting Inspector.
We are running an ISI Inspection Framework Conference in March 2024