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  • Be ready for Ofsted: checklists Whether you’ve just got the call from your headteacher or your school's expecting an inspection this year, use our checklists so you're ready for Ofsted.
  • How to clerk an Ofsted feedback meeting Is your school due an inspection? Be clear how to clerk an Ofsted feedback meeting so you can capture everything the inspector says. Find out what you should do before, during and after the meeting.
  • Ofsted inspection: providing governing board minutes You're required to produce your minutes for inspection if asked to do so. Understand what inspectors might look for and how they might use them, as well as specific considerations you should have when producing your minutes.
  • Ofsted's 'Improving governance': an overview We outline the main points from Ofsted's 2016 report 'Improving governance'. We focus on the recommendations for the governing bodies of maintained schools, academies and multi-academy trusts.
  • Post-Ofsted action plan: governors' role Find out how you can support your school leaders to develop an action plan after an inspection, and what happens if your school’s been judged inadequate.
  • Questions Ofsted might ask governors Free sample Find out what Ofsted inspectors might ask you during inspection, and what evidence you can use to support your answers.
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  • 2019 Ofsted inspection framework: summary of changes A revised Ofsted inspection framework came into force in September 2019. Read on to find out the key changes and what's staying the same.
  • 2019 Ofsted inspection framework: what it means for your school A revised Ofsted inspection framework came into force in September 2019. Read on to find out what your school needs to do under this current framework, how to assess your curriculum's 'intent, implementation and impact', and understand how inspectors will judge behaviour in your school.
  • How Ofsted inspects 'behaviour and attitudes' Be clear on how 'behaviour and attitudes' will be inspected in your school under the Ofsted inspection framework.
  • How Ofsted inspects governance Learn how Ofsted will inspect governance under the 2019 inspection framework, and what your role is on inspection day.
  • How Ofsted inspects 'leadership and management' UpdatedBe clear on how your school's leadership and management will be inspected under the Ofsted inspection framework and read a summary of the grade descriptors.
  • How Ofsted inspects 'personal development' Learn how Ofsted inspects 'personal development' under the 2019 framework, including how spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is considered.
  • How Ofsted inspects 'quality of education' Ofsted's latest inspection framework landed in September 2019. Be clear on how your school's curriculum will be inspected under the 'quality of education' judgement.
  • How Ofsted inspects SEND provision Understand how Ofsted will inspect your school's SEND provision. Doing so won't just to prepare you for inspection, but also inform your strategic plans as well as how you monitor and challenge that provision.
  • How Ofsted judges 'overall effectiveness' Find out how Ofsted measures 'overall effectiveness' so that you're clear on how your school will be inspected under the 2019 framework.
  • How Ofsted will assess RSE (primary) Relationships and sex education (RSE) won't be inspected on its own - instead, Ofsted will look at how your school is meeting statutory requirements for RSE, and consider this within your school's personal development, and leadership and management.
  • Ofsted changes for September 2021: summary UpdatedOfsted has updated its inspection handbooks for September 2021. See what's changed for the new academic year, including inspection guidance on sexual harassment and the extension of inspection windows.
  • Ofsted inspection: pupil premium spending Understand how Ofsted will inspect your school's use of pupil premium. Doing so won't just to prepare you for inspection, but also inform your strategic plans as well as how you monitor and challenge the effectiveness of your pupil premium spending.
  • Ofsted inspection: role of link governors If you're a link governor, inspectors won't be formally assessing your role. But if you do speak to them, here's how you can demonstrate how you're effectively monitoring your school.
  • Ofsted inspection: safeguarding Understand what Ofsted expect to see in your school's safeguarding arrangements, and what evidence they'll collect during an inspection.
  • Ofsted: latest updates UpdatedStay up to date with all things Ofsted, including its plans for on-site monitoring inspections in the summer term.
  • Section 48 inspections If your school has a designated religious character, you're responsible for organising section 48 inspections on top of standard Ofsted inspections. Be clear on what these inspections are and how they work, so you can be confident in fulfilling this duty.
  • Section 8 inspections for 'good' and 'outstanding' schools Find out what happens during a section 8 inspection under the 2019 Ofsted framework, and what your role is as a governor.
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