Why ISO 9001:2015?
Why ask for an ISO 9001:2015 management audit? After all, if you are not certified you are bound to fail it.
The ISO 9001:2015 management standard is the standard upon which all other robust management standards are built. Get to grips with it and you will find that Estyn did not invent anything but they are, rightfully so, using existing good practices.
The fundamentals of the ISO 9001:2015 standards (Plan, DO, Check, Act) are obviously the fundamentals of any management system.
By asking for an ISO 9001:2015 you are testing your management system against the toughest standard there is. The results of the audit will identify the gap between where your management system is and where it should be. In essence, any well-run organisation should be, after a few technical tweaks, inherently ISO 9001:2015 certification ready.
Knowing the gap between where you are and certification readiness is the first step towards future-proofing your school. After all, bridge this gap and Estyn will take care of itself…