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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.
This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to take back to your organisation in order to help lead your school through future Ofsted inspections. The agenda is updated to address annual changes to the inspection system.
We will make use of case studies and recent reports from a wide range of settings - primary, special and secondary schools – so that delegates are well equipped to apply their learning from the day to their own schools.
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Ofsted's Common Inspection Framework (CIF) enables settings to be inspected to an equal set of standards and aims to ensure consistency and an improved ability to compare different types of provision. The framework is due to be revised in 2019.
Inspectors will make 4 graded judgements on the same areas across all remits:
There will be a greater emphasis on safeguarding, the quality of early learning, the breadth of the curriculum in schools and the relevance of courses and training in further education.
Ofsted aim to deliver frequent, shorter inspections for schools, academies and further education providers judged good at their last inspection. These should take place approximately every 3 years and will provide an opportunity for greater professional dialogue between inspectors and leaders. They will focus on whether the quality of the provision is being sustained and whether leaders have the capacity to drive improvement. These inspections will allow Ofsted to identify decline early. They will also give schools and providers which are improving the opportunity to demonstrate this improvement to Ofsted sooner.
Ofsted will set a new baseline by inspecting all non-association independent schools under the new CIF and against the revised independent school standards within the next 3 years.
David is a freelance adviser and consultant who has worked extensively on school improvement projects across the country, speaking at conferences and training events, leading CPD and undertaking school reviews. This course is one of several he has developed in partnership with ONECPD
David taught English in schools in London and Oxfordshire before becoming a secondary Headteacher in Devon for 12 years and then a School Improvement Adviser across the south west. He was an associate director with the National Education Trust where much of his work focused on improving outcomes for disadvantaged students, whole school literacy and developing independent learning. He is a senior A level English examiner and subject expert for Ofqual.
Introduction: the current framework
Judgement 1 – outcomes for pupils
Judgement 2 – the quality of teaching, learning and assessment
Judgement 3 – personal development, behaviour and welfare
Judgement 4 – leadership and management
Practical preparations for senior leaders
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This course is designed to be "hands-on" and each delegate will have the opportunity to work through their last Ofsted report, working SEF and latest Raiseonline.
Topics on the day include:
This Ofsted Inspection course is aimed at middle, senior leaders and head teachers in both primary and secondary schools.
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