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Evidence to help governors answer inspectors' questions

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updated on 1 November 2017
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What could be in our file for governors to use in an inspection? Three of our associate education experts suggest information to gather in a file for an inspection, to show the governing board's impact on school improvement. This includes advice specific to special schools.

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  1. 1 Preparing a file for inspection
  2. 2 Evidence to include 
  3. 3 Evidence specific to a special school
  4. 4 Meeting Ofsted's expectations

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