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Information about Ofsted inspections

Published on August 14, 2013

Author: SteljesEdu

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A guide and tips to help with an Ofsted Inspection.
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A quick guide

The 3 essential functions:  To provide parents with an assessment of the performance of the school and inform those who are in the process of choosing schools for children.  Inform the parliament to what extent an acceptable standard of education is being provided, the use of public money and indicated where improvements are needed.  Promote improvements of individual schools and the whole education system.

Key features of the framework  Engage head teachers, school staff and governors  The views of staff, pupils and parents give evidence for the inspection.

What inspectors must cover:  Achievements of pupils  Quality of teaching in the school  Safety and behaviour of the pupils

What inspectors must cover:  Quality of leadership and management of the school.  Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils  If the education provided meets the needs of the range of pupils (in particular disabled pupils and special educational needs pupils)

Tips to help with preparation:  Be clear about the key messages you want to give.  Make sure everyone is aware of these messages.  Display Key messages in the staff room etc.

Tips to help with preparation:  Take the lead in interviews.  Stay focused and to the point  Be clear about who you think should be interviewed.

Tips to help with preparation:  Make sure you can address the identified issues in the pre-inspection briefing.  Make sure its clear what interviewees what to show and tell and the evidence they have.  Make sure all teachers are clear and confident about what they are doing.

Tips to help with preparation:  Independent people to provide a dummy interview with people most likely to be interviewed.  Ask the independent people to walk the school to get an idea of what the inspector may say.  This will allow for any issues to be addressed before the real inspection.

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