ENGLAND WALES AND NORTHERN ISLAND
The website for the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), officially the Office of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools in England http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/
The new framework for inspecting schools, effective from September 2003 http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/publications/index.cfm?fuseaction=pubs.summary&id=3266
The website for Estyn: Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales: http://www.estyn.gov.uk/ 
The website for the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI) in Northern Ireland http://www.deni.gov.uk/inspection_services/index.htm
Daughty, R., Phillips, R. and Rees, G (2000). Education Policy-making in Wales: Explorations in Devolved Governance. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
- Derrington, C. (2000). The LEA Contribution to School Improvement: a Role Worth Fighting For (LGA educational research programme report 9). Slough: NFER.
- Lundy, L.(2000). Education Law, Policy and Practice in Northern Ireland. Belfast: SLS Legal Publications (NI).