A belated happy new year – I hope you all managed to have some rest at the end of last year, and like me, are fully refreshed for this new term.
Last month’s blog mentioned our survey on how well school teachers were informed about the September inspection arrangements. There’s still a fair bit of speculation on the short (section 8) inspections for good schools/providers.
To do a good job, it’s critical that Ofsted listens to the people who use and work in the services we inspect.
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting around 130 National Co-ordinators of Governor Services (NCOGS) at their conference in Nottingham.
This autumn term is a momentous time for Ofsted. Alongside our new common inspection framework and short inspections, which you may have read about in Sean’s recent blog, we’ve introduced new ways of working and made some positive changes to …
As summer comes to an end it is back to work for many of us, be that for schools, colleges or nurseries. I hope that everyone is refreshed for the coming year, even if you haven’t been able to get …
In the last month we have run eight national launch conferences to explain the changes to Ofsted inspection coming in September.
Back in the early hours of a Wednesday morning in May, through the ever helpful medium of Twitter, I posed the following question: ‘Mainly but not exclusively for HTs or aspiring HTs: what could Ofsted do to incentivise you to
Sean Harford, Ofsted’s National Director for Schools corrects some misunderstandings about Ofsted’s requirements.
Welcome to Ofsted’s new blog focusing on developments in education inspection. We’re launching it at a time where we’re making radical changes to the way we inspect.