This three-day course will equip primary school leaders with the knowledge to enable you to prepare your school or academy for an inspection based on the new Education Inspection Framework, 2019.
The main changes will be discussed and latest messages from Ofsted will be incorporated into the training.
You will gain an understanding of the latest inspection process, which will enable you to plan for and manage an inspection within your setting.
Learn how an inspection team collects and evaluates the evidence to secure a judgement, looking in-depth at:
• The quality of education with the focus on the curriculum intent, implementation and impact.
• Behaviour and attitudes
• Personal development
• Leadership and management
Over the three days you will gain an understanding of the following:
• The focus of the new inspection framework and how the section 8 inspections compare to the section 5 inspections;
• The ‘big picture’ of inspection and the importance of self-evaluation procedures;
• The methods used by inspectors to triangulate evidence to reach judgements;
• The information (including the curriculum and the three ‘I’s) that inspectors use to gain an understanding of the quality of education provided by the school.
• The development of hypotheses and evidence trails and how this can support improvements in your own school or academy.
You will also be provided with a USB memory stick containing a copy of the presentation and any supporting documents, as well as a printed copy of the presentation notes.
Standards for Teachers’ Professional Development Statement
This course is underpinned by rigorous scholarship and supported by continual development and support. It meets the DfE’s Standards for Teachers’ Professional Development in the following ways:
This professional development course has a focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes;
It is underpinned by robust evidence and expertise, and is clear on intended outcomes and objectives;
There is an expectation of collaboration and there will be expert challenge;
The course is part of a CPD programme designed to equip staff with the knowledge and skills required to effectively implement within their school, and sustain improvements over time.
"Such an interesting and well-informed course. Throughout the Headteacher Inspection Training Course you gave the opportunity for both developing our knowledge and giving time for reflection, a combination which rarely seems to take place these days. You have inspired me to do a much better job with some of my paperwork but more so to improve our practice in both schools."
William Hildyard Church of England Primary
"Strategies to implement within classrooms, how to write a concise SEF and questions to raise with SLT."
Thorne King Edward Primary School
"Tim is a fantastic speaker. He is knowledgeable, relevant and witty. Well worth attending."
Rooks Nest Primary School
"Very clear and informative, lots of advice and guidance given. Presenter Tim was engaging and really helpful."
Lincoln Gardens Primary
"Clear, concise, humorous delivery."
"Lots of useful insight and tips for preparing for an inspection. Tim was very knowledgeable and funny. I liked is delivery style."
Lincoln Gardens 1st School
"Clarity of resource file. Presenter is very knowledgeable and experienced. Good anecdotal supporting material."
Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue
"It was so useful! Every aspect relates to our practice."
Oak Tree Primary School
"Really enjoyed the whole 3 days. Thought provoking – Led to lots of action in school. Real life descriptions very useful. As always – Focus course was brilliant. Thankyou!"
Wensley Fold CE Primary
"Great course!! Very insightful and filled with practical tips."
Dormers Wells Infant School
"Very informative and relevant to my current position in Ofsted schedule. Thank you so much."
Crowlands Primary School
"Found the information helpful and accessible. Have used much of it already in school."
Miers Court Primary School
"Excellent course and very useful. Great presenter of great materials."
Clockhouse Primary School