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 …
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, National Director, Education, on the impact of Ofsted’s mythbusting campaign.
Sean Harford explains the purpose and rationale for two proposed changes to the way Ofsted carries out short inspections of good schools.
It has come to my attention recently that there is some misunderstanding around the differences in the prior attainment bandings used in the Inspection dashboard, RAISEonline and FFT data for key stage 2 (KS2). This was highlighted in Jamie Pembroke’s …
Watching inspections and checking that the process is working well is part of my role as a Senior HMI. I shadow inspections of our new Ofsted Inspectors (OIs) to review the quality of their work.