National Categorisation

The National Categorisation process will continue for 2018-19. This supplementary guidance provides schools, consortia and supporting improvement advisers with advice concerning how the judgement relating to the improvement capacity and the decision relating to the support category should be applied in cases where contextual and other factors may need to be considered.

Categorisation Guidance 2018-2019

Regional Categorisation Timeline (GwE)

  • Ongoing discussion with the Supporting Improvement Adviser in relation to judgements on Step 2 and Step 3 of the categorisation process
  • F1 Forms to be submitted by 20.11.18
  • Regional Moderation on 04.12.18
  • National Verification – early January 2019
  • Categorisation published on ‘My Local School’ by end of January 2019