Inspectors are all fully checked
Here at Estyn, the education and training inspectorate in Wales, we are sign-posting the way ahead for teachers and others who supervise children with our policy of regular CRB re-checks for inspectors.
All our inspectors are properly checked before they undertake any work for us. In addition, they are now subject to re-checking at three-yearly intervals. Estyn's policy and procedures are clearly an example of good practice in UK education.
We made this quite plain in a written statement to TES Cymru. I am disappointed you did not make this clear in your report.
Chief Inspector of Education and Training for Wales
Editor's comment: Our story made it clear that all Estyn inspectors had been subject to the checks required at the time of their appointment.