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Preparing for Inspection Under the Updated 2019 Ofsted Framework

Making the new inspection framework work for you and your school

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

If you are looking to attend a course externally, you may be interested in Secondary Lesson Observation Using the Current Inspection Framework.

Suitable for: Middle and senior leaders from primary, secondary and special schools who want to ensure they are well prepared for their next inspection.

Phases suitable for:

  • EYFS
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Further Education
  • Special

Course Reference: 8219WW

Planned school improvement works well when leaders are secure in what Ofsted inspectors are looking for. This key one day course identifies changes in the framework, clarifies the new one day inspections and more importantly supports schools in developing good practice. Exploring areas around teaching, self-evaluation and building a strong narrative, the experienced course leader will bust some Ofsted myths and enable you to prepare for an inspection with greater confidence.

  • To know the key elements in the new updated Ofsted framework
  • To understand how this relates to your own school context
  • To be able to improve skills in evaluating school improvement strategies
  • To understand how preparation for meetings, documentation and data analysis can make the inspection process clearer
  • To be able to extend and deepen your narrative about your school so you can communicate it more effectively


Getting to grips with the new framework
  • Key changes across the inspection framework
  • The two day Section 5 inspection
  • One day Section 8 inspections
Teaching over time and self evaluation
  • Striving for evaluation
  • Using documentation efficiently
  • Inspection meetings
Embedding the inspection process into school improvement
  • Safeguarding is everyone’s role
  • Effective quality assurance
  • Inspection meetings
Having a coherent narrative about your school
  • Getting a story right
  • Ofsted myth busting
  • The role of the Headteacher/Senior Leader during inspections
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