Ofsted 2020 INSET : Ofsted Ready Middle & Senior Leaders

“A really helpful session covering all areas of the new Ofsted framework. The suggested questions are really useful”

Laura Creswick , Assistant Head , Teaching & Learning, Nailsea School

Is your school Ofsted ready ?

Under the new framework Ofsted are spending less time looking at exam results and test data, and more time considering how a nursery, school, college or other education provider has achieved their results. But what does this actually mean in practice and what are the implications for your school?

For all schools – whether good, outstanding or other – one of the most difficult and often distracting aspects of leading and teaching in schools is knowing whether everything is ‘OFSTED ready’.

The term implies that all systems, policies, practice and results are in place and open for scrutiny but good practice would say that preparation for Ofsted is a continuous process and can be recognised and accepted in many forms.

Audit your School , Academy , MAT or College provision:

We offer a comprehensive range of 1 day specific audits : Curriculum or Quality of Education, Compliance , Safeguarding , Behaviour, Health & Safety, SMSC, EYFS & Boarding provision

JMC Inspection Team
  • Do you know what Ofsted are looking at and for? Do you know how to satisfy lines of enquiry and how to predict questions and inspection themes?
  • Do you know what questions they may ask? And who they want to speak with?
  • Do you know what evidence if required to present within an inspection?
  • Are you aware of the current framework and the implications this has on teaching and leading within a school?
  • Are safeguarding systems up to date and secure in your school?

This programme can be tailored to the needs of your middle / senior leadership team and delivered as a training session or as part of a school improvement programme. For more details on school improvement services see our ‘Preparing for Inspection’ section

INSET Outline

Brief overview of the current Ofsted framework

  • What you really need to know as a school leader

Understanding the Ofsted framework and its implications on all aspects of the school

  • the quality of education
  • behaviour and attitudes
  • personal development
  • leadership and management

Knowing what evidence and documents are useful to have and to keep updated

  • Knowing what data to present for inspectors.

Understanding what governors, leaders ,teachers and pupils need to know

  • Questions to prepare all stakeholders

Exploring statutory and exemplary safeguarding requirements

  • KCSIE 2020 essential update of key changes
  • Effective, ineffective & exemplary safeguarding

Tips for an outstanding judgement

  • How to stay ‘Outstanding’ if you haven’t been inspected for years !
  • Aspiring to outstanding – a whole school approach

Email : enquiries@jmcinset.com

Tel: +44208 5314182

“Thank you so very much for the fantastic INSET yesterday. It was without doubt the best INSET I have attended and absolutely met my hopes of providing a ‘health check’ and ideas to energise, the buzz this has already stimulated has been great”.

Hilary Barry, Director of Studies, Highfield School


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