These reports represent evidence from inspections and evaluations carried out by the ETI between September 2018 and December 2020.
They also contain analysis of ETI engagement with a significant number of education and training settings across Northern Ireland during the period when inspection was paused in March 2020 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since that time, inspectors have been focusing largely on supporting leaders and practitioners to provide continuity of learning for children and young people and to support their wellbeing. Inspectors have shared their expertise and worked collaboratively with other key education and training stakeholders to develop advice and guidance for a range of sectors.
The reports also include a range of key considerations going forward across the appropriate phases.
Chief Inspector of the ETI, Faustina Graham, commented: “As an organisation which promotes improvement in the interests of all learners, the ETI has had to adapt to new flexible ways of learning and working, and also took the decision to pause inspections indefinitely to ease pressures on education and training providers.
“These reports represent a fresh change of direction for the Inspectorate. They are impartial, objective evaluations intended to stimulate discussion between inspectors and practitioners.
“Their aim is also to foster debate: we welcome views and contributions on how high-quality learning and teaching in the future should be shaped. Equally, we hope, through ongoing engagement with individual organisations, to capture and articulate at system level what practitioners are learning as they are discovering new ways of working.
“As we continue to live and work through a global pandemic, the Education and Training Inspectorate recognises the many challenges faced, and overcome, by teachers and practitioners.
“The ETI remains committed to supporting and guiding education leaders as together we continue to place children and young people at the heart of everything we do.”
The phase reports can be found at the link below.
- Update while inspection continues to be paused 13 April 2021
- 25 March 2021
- Safeguarding in remote and synchronous (live) learning: key principles and practical guidance 22 March 2021
- Sure Start Report 2020-21 09 March 2021