National thematic inspection: readiness for empowerment
This thematic inspection will focus on aspects of empowerment set out in the Education Reform Joint Agreement, June 2018 related to agreement on the expectations within the Headteachers’ Charter in the Education Bill which will require local authorities to empower headteachers in the areas of:
The Information for Directors briefing note provides details of the national thematic inspection.
PDF file: Information for Directors briefing note (247 KB)
The Briefing for local authority and school staff involved in meetings and discussion groups should be shared with those attending meetings with the Inspection Team. It provides an overview of the arrangements, including the areas of focus.
PDF file: Briefing for local authority and school staff involved in meetings and discussion groups (246 KB)
Directors of Education are asked to complete the Self-evaluation form and share with the inspection team on the day of the visit. An electronic version should also be submitted to the Inspection Administrator/Lead Team Member as soon as possible after the visit takes place. There is no requirement for the self-evaluation form to be submitted before the visit takes place.
Word file: Self-evaluation form (144 KB)
Download the findings from the thematic inspection.
PDF file: Thematic Inspection of Readiness for Empowerment (746 KB)