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Self-assessment and the inspection process

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Adult Learning Inspectorate
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  • Education

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Self-assessment.fh10 Self-assessment.fh10 3/12/03 7:43 Page 2 Self-assessment and the inspection process This booklet explains how the Adult Learning Inspectorate will use your self-assessment report during the inspection process. Self-assessment.fh10 3/12/03 7:43 Page 3 Self-assessment.fh10 3/12/03 7:43 Page 4 Introduction This booklet explains how the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) will use your self-assessment report during the inspection process. It sets out what inspectors are looking for and will help you use self-assessment to prepare for inspection. There are many sources of information available to providers about self-assessment. Some of this information will be from your funding body and will relate specifically to the context of your work within the adult learning sector. You should always consult your funding body for further advice and information about completing your self-assessment report. Inspection Toolkit ı Pre-inspection pack ı Self-assessment and the inspection process 1 how well leaders and managers set a clear direction leading to high quality education and training how effectively, through quality assurance and self-assessment, performance is monitored and evaluated and steps taken to secure improvement. Inspectors look for… How does self-assessment relate to the inspection process? The Common Inspection Framework, the document through which all inspections are carried out, states that one of the main purposes of inspection is ‘to promote a culture of self-assessment among providers, leading to continuous improvement or maintenance of very high quality and standards’. Self-assessment is at the heart of the inspection process. We will use your self-assessment report to help us plan the inspection and it will also be a factor in your grades for quality assurance and for leadership and management. It should not, however, be an additional, separate activity or another hoop for you to jump through for inspection. Effective self-asse

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