Be ready for Ofsted: checklistsWhether 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 meetingUpdatedIs 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 minutesYou'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 overviewWe 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.
2019 Ofsted inspection framework: what it means for your schoolA 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 SEND provisionUnderstand 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 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 September 2021: summaryOfsted 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 spendingUnderstand 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 governorsIf 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: safeguardingUnderstand what Ofsted expect to see in your school's safeguarding arrangements, and what evidence they'll collect during an inspection.
Ofsted: latest updatesUpdatedStay up to date with all things Ofsted, including plans to review teachers' professional development and to inspect all schools by summer 2025.
Section 48 inspectionsIf 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.