School Inspection Conference 2017: Surviving Ofsted
“Ofsted is one of the causes of unsustainable levels of pressure and workload for teachers, heads and pupils.” - Christine Blower, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers
A 2015 survey of teachers in England found that 44% regarded Ofsted inspections as a major cause of stress. But school inspections do not have to be an ordeal, having a proper plan in place and a designated leader to guide staff through the process can minimise disruption and secure outstanding results. Changes announced in 2015 mean Ofsted inspections will now be shorter but more frequent, meaning it is more important than ever to ensure your school is well prepared. The recently introduced Common Inspection Framework will allow inspectors to draw direct comparisons between different types of school.
The School Inspection Conference 2017: Surviving Ofsted is designed to give you the tools you need to lead your colleagues through future Ofsted inspections. Learn how to prepare for classroom observations, demonstrate effective management and show your school in the best possible light.
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Topics covered on the day will include:
- What are the main focus areas for Ofsted inspectors and what are the implications of the common inspection framework?
- What are the key differences between short and long inspections and how can your school prepare correctly for both?
- How do the most successful schools achieve and maintain “outstanding” status in all areas?
- How can a school business manager provide stability, accountability and a coherent strategy for improvement?
- How can schools adopt an “inspection ready” approach to day-to-day teaching?
- How can school leaders spot areas of weakness early and ensure improvements are made in the run-up to inspections?
- How do academies experience the inspection process differently to other types of school?
- What support is available for schools which are rated as “inadequate”?
- What are the next steps following an inspection outcome and how can school leaders respond to a “requires improvement” rating?
- What steps can school leaders take to build a strong team and create a shared vision for improvement?
- How can data recording and analysis be exploited to identify areas that need improvement?
- Hear from leading experts in education and school inspections and have your questions answered during a panel discussion.
- Analyse best practice from schools that have achieved and maintained an “outstanding” rating.
- Network with other delegates from across the education sector.
- Plan ahead for your next Ofsted inspection and set short and long-term improvement goals for your school.
Registration, Refreshments and Exhibition
Opening Remarks from Chair
Steve Rollett, Inspections and Accountability Specialist, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL)
David Birch, Associate Director, National Education Trust
Securing positive outcomes for learners: key messages from the common inspection framework
While the primary focus of the current inspection framework is on ensuring that all pupils make good academic progress, there are some key issues schools need to address in order to achieve this: this session will focus on the links between improving communication and literacy skills, outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and effective preparation of pupils for the next stage in their learning.
Question and Answer session
Refreshments and Networking Break
Liz Bramley, Headteacher, Headteacher, Oakdene Primary School
How an outstanding school in a disadvantaged area of Stockton-on-Tees has sustained its outstanding status partly by providing very rich experiences for its children.
Nigel Whittle, Head Teacher, Oasis Academy Oldham (invited)
The inspection process: The experience of an Oldham Academy
Anthony Currie, Headteacher, All Saints CE Primary School, Hesketh with Becconsall (invited)
Raising school standards and attainment with innovative data use
Lunch & Exhibition Viewing
Dr Johan Mackinnon PHD, Academy Head, Levenshulme High School (invited)
Achieving “outstanding” by Ofsted in a school inspection
Sharon Clapson, Headteacher, Laceby Acres Primary School (invited)
Becoming a most improved Primary school, moving from requires improvement to outstanding
Question and Answer Session with Panel Discussion
Closing Remarks from Chair
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