DIOCESAN INSPECTION - for schools and Governors

The purpose of monitoring and inspection is, therefore, to assist the school in its continuing work of self-evaluation. This is realised through the identification of particular strengths, areas requiring further improvement and through progress made since the last inspection both in the Catholic life of the school and through standards achieved in curriculum Religious Education. 

Catholic Schools Inspectorate Documents for Schools

  • Inspection Handbook
  • Catholic Self Evaluation Document (CSED)
  • Comparative Evaluation Schedule and Judgement Descriptors
  • CSI Parents’ Survey Questions
  • CSI Staff Survey
  • Letter informing parents/carers of a CSI inspections
  • Governor monitoring checklist
  • Helpful hints & tips for integrating monitoring into governors meetings

“Inspection provides an opportunity to support, challenge, evaluate and promote the work of Catholic schools and colleges.¬† It also enables the Diocese to celebrate with schools their sense of identity and their strengths as Catholic schools.”


Governor Bitesize: