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Ofsted inspection of special schools

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Last updated on 7 July 2017
School types: Special · School phases: All
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What criteria does Ofsted use when inspecting special schools? Ofsted uses the same inspection handbook to assess mainstream and special schools. We look at guidance on evaluating the achievement of pupils with special educational needs and advice on demonstrating pupil progress in special schools.

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  1. 1 Inspection of special schools: framework
  2. 2 Evaluating the achievement of pupils with SEN
  3. 3 Addressing low attainment
  4. 4 Demonstrating pupil progress
  5. 5 'Outstanding' special schools: examples of Ofsted reports
  6. 6 Inspection of pupil progress: case study

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