Be clear on how governance will be inspected under the current inspection framework, and what your role is on inspection day.
What to do throughout the year
- 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 articles for more information about particular tasks – that way you can be confident that when Ofsted does arrive, you've got everything under control
If you know you're due an inspection, consider fortnightly meetings. You could have 2 governors attend a 1-hour meeting with staff every fortnight on topics such as safeguarding, pupil progress, teaching and learning, and curriculum development to help develop their knowledge.