Post-Ofsted action plan: governors' role

Find out how you can review and challenge your school's action plan after an Ofsted inspection, and what happens post-inspection if your school has been judged 'inadequate'.

Last reviewed on 27 January 2023
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  1. Use the inspection feedback
  2. School leaders will draft the action plan
  3. Review and challenge the action plan
  4. Monitor the action plan
  5. If your school has been judged 'inadequate'

Be clear on how Ofsted inspects governance.

Thanks to our associate education experts Phil Preston and Kate Foale for their help writing this article.

Use the inspection feedback

You'll be invited to a feedback meeting with your school leaders at the end of the final inspection day.

During the meeting, the lead inspector will share any recommendations for improvement (see paragraph 150 of the inspection handbook).

Make sure your school leaders use the recommendations to help form your school's action plan. This will then help to demonstrate how you intend to implement the recommendations.

School leaders will draft the action plan

Leave the operational aspects of the plan to your senior leadership team.

Link to your SIP Address the areas for improvement identified at the