• 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.
  • 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 post-Ofsted inspection if your school has been judged inadequate.
  • Questions Ofsted might ask governors Find out what Ofsted inspectors might ask you during inspection and what evidence you can use to support your answers.
  • Questions Ofsted might ask governors about SEND Download our list of questions inspectors might ask you about your school's special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision to help prepare you for an inspection.
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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 so you're up to date.
  • 2019 Ofsted inspection framework: what it means for your school Find out what your school needs to do under the 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 inspects governance under the 2019 inspection framework, and what your role is on inspection day.
  • How Ofsted inspects 'leadership and management' Be 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' 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 inspects sixth forms If your school has sixth form provision, understand how Ofsted will inspect it under the 2019 framework.
  • 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) is not 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' judgements.
  • How Ofsted will assess RSE (secondary) Relationships and sex education (RSE) is not inspected on its own - instead, Ofsted will consider this within your school's 'personal development' and 'leadership and management' judgements. Understand what requirements your school needs to meet and evidence it can present.
  • Ofsted changes for the 2021/22 academic year: summary Ofsted updated its inspection handbooks for September 2021. See what's changed for this 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 the pupil premium. Doing so won't just prepare you for inspection, but will 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, Ofsted inspectors won't formally assess your role. If you do speak to them, here's how you can demonstrate that you're effectively monitoring your school.
  • Ofsted inspection: safeguarding Understand what Ofsted expect to see in your school's safeguarding arrangements, and what evidence inspectors will collect during an inspection.
  • Ofsted: latest updates Stay up to date with all things Ofsted, including plans to review teachers' professional development and to inspect all schools by summer 2025.
  • School policies: what Ofsted is looking for Ofsted inspectors won't grade your school's policies, but they'll want to know how it's implementing them. Find out what inspectors would want to see from your school.
  • 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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