• How Ofsted will assess RSE (primary) Relationships and sex education (RSE) is not inspected on its own - instead, Ofsted will look at how your school is meeting statutory requirements for RSE, and consider this within your school's 'personal development' and 'leadership and management' judgements.
  • How Ofsted will assess RSE (secondary) Relationships and sex education (RSE) is not inspected on its own - instead, Ofsted will consider this within your school's 'personal development' and 'leadership and management' judgements. Understand what requirements your school needs to meet and evidence it can present.
  • Ofsted changes for the 2021/22 academic year: summary Ofsted has updated its inspection handbooks for September 2021. See what's changed for this academic year, including inspection guidance on sexual harassment and the extension of inspection windows.
  • Ofsted inspection: pupil premium spending Understand how Ofsted will inspect your school's use of the pupil premium. Doing so won't just prepare you for inspection, but will also inform your strategic plans, as well as how you monitor and challenge the effectiveness of your pupil premium spending.
  • Ofsted inspection: role of link governors If you're a link governor, Ofsted inspectors won't formally assess your role. If you do speak to them, here's how you can demonstrate that you're effectively monitoring your school.
  • Ofsted inspection: safeguarding Understand what Ofsted expect to see in your school's safeguarding arrangements, and what evidence inspectors will collect during an inspection.
  • Ofsted: latest updates UpdatedStay up to date with all things Ofsted, including plans to review teachers' professional development and to inspect all schools by summer 2025.
  • School policies: what Ofsted is looking for Ofsted inspectors won't grade your school's policies, but they'll want to know how it's implementing them. Find out what inspectors would want to see from your school.
  • Section 48 inspections If your school has a designated religious character, you're responsible for organising section 48 inspections on top of standard Ofsted inspections. Be clear on what these inspections are and how they work, so you can be confident in fulfilling this duty.
  • Section 8 inspections for 'good' and 'outstanding' schools Find out what happens during a section 8 inspection under the 2019 Ofsted framework, and what your role is as a governor.