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Course_thumb 2016 Inspection skills training for headteachers and all senior leaders Course
PBM Inspection Services Ltd

Based on the current inspection schedule, updated to include relevant national developments, the three-day course helps senior managers develop inspection and evaluation skills. It covers most aspects of school self-evaluation and gives examples of good practice. The course lasts three days and is a mix of direct tuition and skill based learning involving tasks, case study materials, and homework (optional).

£675.00 + VAT Non-Members
£607.50 + VAT PBM Members
(Duration: 3 Days)


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Stated learning outcomes for this course

Topic: Developing inspection and self-evaluation skills

Aimed at: Headteachers, deputy headteachers, and senior managers in primary and secondary Schools

  • Understanding the inspection schedule.
  • Using audit, evaluation, and inspection trails (learning walks) to diagnose strengths, weaknesses, and priorities for improvement.
  • Making accurate judgements from a range of evidence.
  • Sharpen data analysis and progress tracking skills (including RAISE online and other school performance data).
  • Using and improving quality assurance systems.
  • Observing lessons accurately and effectively and recording findings.
  • Work sampling efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluating and developing self-evaluation systems.
  • Communicating self-evaluation findings, including high quality oral and written communication, and feedback to various stakeholders.
  • Identifying strengths and weaknesses and planning for improvement.



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