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Section 8 inspections: schools judged 'good' or 'outstanding'

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Last updated on 25 October 2017
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Can a 'good' school receive a section 8 inspection? We explain when 'good' or 'outstanding' schools can receive section 8 inspections. We look at what could trigger an inspection of this kind and the role of governors if one takes place.

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  1. 1 Possible circumstances for section 8 inspections
  2. 2 Triggers for inspections of schools with no formal designation
  3. 3 Triggers for an unannounced behaviour inspection
  4. 4 Parental complaints
  5. 5 Involvement of governors
  6. 6 Examples of reports from monitoring inspections

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