Sean Harford, National Director, Education, on complaints and data and the criteria behind inspection judgements.
Dan Lambert, HMI, recalls a recent section 8 inspection and writes about the day.
Parents are an important element of the SEND local area inspections explains Matthew Barnes, HMI and Specialist Adviser, SEND.
Paul Cocker, HMI, explains what happens during a further education and skills four day inspection.
I hope you are all looking forward to a well-deserved rest over the holiday period; I know I am. One of the last items on my desk before the break was the sign-off of the latest update to the school …
Matthew Barnes, HMI Specialist Adviser, SEND, on the local area SEND inspections and Ofsted's joint working with the Care Quality Commission.
Sarah Hubbard, HMI and National Lead for English, on the English curriculum and the findings of Ofsted's recent research into it.
Dan Owen, HMI, on conducting a short inspection of a school with a significant number of pupils who speak English as an additional language.
Sean Harford, National Director, Education, on Ofsted's research programme about the school curriculum and the preliminary findings so far.
Ann Pritchard, Her Majesty's Inspector, shares her experience of a short inspection of a good school. She takes us through the day's events.