Dan Owen, HMI, on conducting a short inspection of a school with a significant number of pupils who speak English as an additional language.
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.
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.