Diocesan Inspection

Our Catholic schools and academies are an important part of the mission of the Church in our diocese.

Inspection (Ofsted Section 48) and Interim Monitoring Visits (IMV) enable the Bishop to assess systematically the work of his schools and to provide the diocese with opportunities to support, evaluate and promote this vital work in the mission of the Church.

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.

The general educational provision is inspected under Ofsted Section 5, and these reports cane be found on the Ofsted website.

The National Board of Religious Inspectors and Advisers (NBRIA), is comprised of members from different Dioceses across England and Wales and supports the  work to improve the quality of Catholic Religious Education and adult formation across England and Wales.

There are a number of documents available for downloading, please follow the links below: