Dan Owen, HMI, on conducting a short inspection of a school with a significant number of pupils who speak English as an additional language.
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 welcomes readers back from their summer break. He writes about recent events, such as the Festival of Education and about Ofsted's curriculum survey.
Sean Harford explains the purpose and rationale for two proposed changes to the way Ofsted carries out short inspections of good schools.
Gill Jones, Ofsted's Deputy Director, Early Years, on the new guide that aims to bust some of the myths around early years' inspections.
Dr Christopher Jones, Ofsted’s specialist adviser for apprenticeships, explains about the apprenticeship levy and inspection.
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.
On a four-day further education and skills inspection there’s a lot of evidence to collect and many people to speak with when reaching an accurate judgement. These are intensive days for the inspection team and the college.
As the term winds down and people start to plan for the Christmas period, I’d like to thank all our readers of this blog for their interest and engagement.
With children under the age of five being cared for and taught in a range of different settings, often with slightly differing regulatory requirements, it’s not surprising that we frequently get questions about expectations around safeguarding.