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Last updated on 12 April 2017
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What should we do after receiving a poor rating from Ofsted? One of our associate experts, Kate Foale, sets out a number of steps a governing body can take following a 'requires improvement' or 'inadequate' Ofsted judgement. She also suggests how a governing body can improve its own practice.

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  1. Establish what Ofsted wants to see improved
  2. Develop a post-Ofsted action plan
  3. Analyse the school’s performance data
  4. Ensure the school begins to prepare for monitoring visits
  5. Ensure the governing body is working effectively

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