Author Archives for Tim Nelson

About Tim Nelson

Tim has been a headteacher with a successful track record; his last school had a reputation for innovation and their initiatives have been utilised by others and presented internationally.
School improvement has been at the heart of his career, working as an LLE, a School Improvement Partner, Professional Partner as well as an Ofsted inspector and mentor for trainee inspectors.

Impact, Impact, Impact

Having initially focused on intent and then implementation, Ofsted are already moving increasingly on to impact as a key area of focus during inspection. This was seen in recent inspections in three of the schools I work with regularly. Inspectors were now looking at the data the school showed them,... View Article

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Recent Ofsted Updates

Recent Ofsted Updates Here is a selection of ofsted updates sent out over the last few weeks.  Click the links to download a summary and share with your staff…   Update 732 – Ofsted statement for schools affected by RAAC (Released: 29th April 2024) Ofsted have updated their guidance for... View Article

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The Big Listen, but will they?

There was an interesting, and not too surprising, reaction to Ofsted’s ‘Big Listen’ when it was discussed at a session I ran with Headteachers and Deputies this week. Despite all the messages that have come from Sir Martyn Oliver, the years of bad experiences, anecdotal tales of rude inspectors and... View Article

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