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Be clear on how 'behaviour and attitudes' will be inspected in your school under the Ofsted inspection framework.

As a governing board, you won't be inspected under Ofsted's 'behaviour and attitudes' judgement. To find out how governance is inspected, read this article.

The sections below cover how Ofsted will inspect how well school staff create a safe, calm, orderly and positive environment, and the impact this has on pupil behaviour and attitudes. 

You don't need to know this information in great detail, as your role involves monitoring behaviour in your school. Read this article to find out what inspectors might ask you.

What inspectors are looking for  

A calm and orderly environment in the school and classroom Clear routines and behaviour expectations across all aspects of school life  A strong focus on attendance and punctuality, including clear and effective behaviour and attendance policies that all staff apply consistently and fairly  Note: due to the impact of the pandemic, pupil attendance between March 2020 and March 2021 won't have an impact on Ofsted's judgement of your school (paragraph