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.
Sean Harford on workload and a new question about it that inspectors will ask via the school staff questionnaire that's completed at the point of inspection.
Sean Harford explains the purpose and rationale for two proposed changes to the way Ofsted carries out short inspections of good schools.
A day in the life of an early years inspector
Gill Jones, Ofsted's Deputy Director, Early Years, on the new guide that aims to bust some of the myths around early years' inspections.