Inspectors who undertake inspections for Ofsted should be highly competent and properly trained.
Under Schedule 12, Part 2, paragraph 12 (3) (a) and (b) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector is required to publish:
(a) the qualifications or experience (or both) that are to be required of additional inspectors provided under ISP arrangements, and
(b) the standards that such additional inspectors are to be required to meet in the exercise of their functions and the skills that they are to be required to demonstrate in the exercise of those functions.
Inspectors who undertake inspections for Ofsted, whether they are Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) or additional inspectors (AIs), should be highly competent and properly trained to use the relevant frameworks effectively, fairly and scrupulously. This will require them to possess a range of essential competencies before being trained in the use of specific frameworks in order that they can benefit fully from the training provided. Having undergone the necessary training, they will then need to demonstrate in their work that they are effective in applying their competencies to the roles they may undertake.