Categories for Inspection

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

Posted by: Category:

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

Posted by: Category:

Free Update: Sir Martyn Oliver begins term at Ofsted with mental health awareness training for inspectors

Press release: The new His Majesty’s Chief Inspector begins with an immediate package of training for inspectors, a response to the Ruth Perry inquest and a Big Listen.   Key messages Sir Martyn Oliver begins 5-year term as His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Immediate package... View Article