Curriculum Evaluations (CEs) are conducted in primary schools. They are a focused evaluation of a particular subject of the Primary School Curriculum, such as Mathematics, History or Social Personal and Health Education. During a Curriculum Evaluation we evaluate three main aspects of the school's provision for that subject: the quality of the pupils' learning in the subject, how the school supports pupils' learning in that subject and how the schools plans for that subject.
Curriculum Evaluations generally take between one and two days and during the evaluation the inspector visits classrooms, interacts with pupils, examines aspects of their work, meets with some teachers and reviews a limited number of relevant school documents. We provide oral feedback at the end of these evaluations and the school receives a written report.