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 explains the purpose and rationale for two proposed changes to the way Ofsted carries out short inspections of good schools.
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.
Let me begin by wishing you all a very happy New Year. I hope you had the opportunity to relax and recharge your batteries over the holiday period.