Last reviewed on 8 July 2021
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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.

Be clear on how governance will be inspected under the 2019 inspection framework, and what your role is on inspection day.

The impact of COVID-19

Inspections from September 2021 will be a little different to usual, and inspectors will be aware of the disruptions caused to learning by the pandemic.  

For example, you won't have exam results from last year, and inspectors won't look at teacher-assessed grades from 2020 and 2021 to assess curriculum impact.

Read these 2 articles for a summary of what inspections will look like for the foreseeable future:

Nothing in this list is new. There shouldn’t be any additional work you need to do to get ready for an Ofsted inspection Download our checklist to see what key documents to keep up-to-date. Follow the links to our