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|Description||No matter how much it is expected, the telephone call announcing an impending visit by Ofsted can make even the best-managed school anxious. As well as providing a checklist and timetable for senior leaders, the course will offer tips for real preparation to help both the school and the Ofsted team come to the best judgement. These tips and helpful hints are based on experience of inspecting under the latest framework.|
|Categories||Primary, Secondary, Leadership and Management, Teaching and Learning, Early Years/Foundation, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, Management, Assistant Headteacher, CPD Leader, Deputy Headteacher, Headteacher, Head of year / Pastoral leader, Business Manager, Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Head of Department / Faculty, Wider Context, Change Management, Coaching and Mentoring, CPD Leadership, Performance Management, Business Management, Organisational Improvement, Education system, Assessment, Out of school, In school, After-school meetings, Safeguarding, Governor, Data Protection, School closure day, Ofsted, Audit framework TEST, Knowledge Mobilisation, Governance, Monitoring Impact|
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Who should attend?
All schools, irrespective of phase, who receive a section 5 inspection, particularly those expecting a visit in the coming academic year should attend this course aimed at headteachers and their most senior staff.
The first six hours covers the time immediately after the telephone call. This course provides a step-by-step approach from the moment that the call is put through to being as prepared as one can for the arrival of the Ofsted team. It is a confidence booster to the school, and if done well, it indicates good management skills to the team.
|Evidence underpinning this approach||
"A good insight into the thinking and reasoning of an Ofsted inspector. Friendly and honest."
(Richard Dax, Headteacher, Comber Grove Primary School)
"An engaging and experienced trainer. Clear and helpful hints and tips, very good ideas on how to approach the next inspection."
(Mary Gilronan, Headteacher, Ottery St Mary Primary School)
"Good pace and huge content delivered effectively. Logical progression of notes and not too much on slides. The course told me exactly what I wanted to know and more. Logical, to the point, informative and useful."
(Mandy Wilding, Assistant Headteacher, Finham Primary School)
"A style that really engaged the group and kept us interested all day. I feel a lot more knowledgeable about what I need to do before and during the event."
(Tim Jeffs, Head of School, Djanogly Strelly Academy)
"Thank you for the information and for your time this week. We all found it challenging but incredibly profound and thought provoking. The governors, who attended, found the session really brilliant and have sprung into action pushing for further training next month. I now look forward to the next time we have an Ofsted visitor in school!"
“The trainer is inspirational! He wasn’t phased by any questions or thoughts.”
(Roy Coleman, Headteacher, Nightingale Primary School)
“The quality and the style of the presentation were of a high standard. I would recommend this course, especially to headteachers and deputy headteachers.”
(Marta Cabero, Assistant Headteacher, Portway Primary School)
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|Follow-up activities and support||
A ready-reckoner checklist will be supplied for colleagues to take away to help in the inspection preparation process.
The course will be in six parts. Each part will cover “an hour” of the day. Each will cover the essential questions, such as:
This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.