Last reviewed on 5 July 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 4779

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

Since September 2021, inspections have accounted for the disruptions to learning caused by the pandemic. Inspectors will look at how your school has dealt with the impact of COVID-19. They'll also inspect your school's pandemic adaptations.

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. 2 governors could attend a