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School inspection update September 2023 - changes to how we inspect schools

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With pupils and teachers now returning to school for a new academic year, this blog gives an overview of some of the recent changes to the school inspection handbook and the way we inspect schools. In June 2023, we committed …

More parental complaints don’t mean more inspections

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   This article was originally published by Schools Week. Recently we’ve noticed a rise in the number of complaints we receive from parents. While parents should be able to complain to Ofsted if they’ve gone through their school’s internal process …

When will my school be inspected?

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The period between inspections is normally simple. However, there are currently several complicating factors. This blog will clarify when schools can expect their next inspection. Normally: A school judged outstanding or good will usually be inspected within the 4 academic …

Ofsted's 2023 priorities for schools and further education and skills

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2023 is already shaping up to be another busy year for schools and further education (FE) and skills providers. While none of us can quite predict what might be around the corner, our Annual Report, published at the end of …

Asking teachers what they think: Ofsted’s recent Teacher Tapp survey results

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Chris Jones, our Director, Strategy and Engagement, and Alex Jones, our Director, Insights and Research, on what a recent survey of teachers found out about inspection, Ofsted’s research and evaluation work, and other hot topics. We recently commissioned Teacher Tapp …