This course will ‘unpack’ Ofsted’s standards for the Quality of Education judgement across the 3i’s: Intent, Implementation, and Impact. Crucially it will explore the deep dive process to fully understand how holistic and interconnected the inspection process now looks in schools and colleges.
Ofsted will be inspecting all schools by summer 2025 in order to assess how education is recovering from the pandemic. With potential new powers to intervene for schools who are found to be underperforming, there has never been a more crucial time to ensure that your school is Ofsted ready.
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?
Under the current inspection framework Ofsted are spending less time looking at exam results and test data, and more time considering how a academy, school, college or other education provider has achieved their results. But what does this mean in practice and what are the implications for your school, academy or college?
Ofsted deep dives are a key part of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework’s curriculum focus. An Ofsted inspection of any school, primary or secondary, will now include ‘deep dives’ into particular subjects or areas (e.g. maths or EYFS) which Ofsted will choose and inform you of prior to the inspection. This one-day Masterclass will guide you though this concept, so that you can ensure your school is ready.
With a renewed focus on the quality of your school curriculum this one-day course will look at how judgements will be informed through the evidence available in your school.
Guiding you through questions and lines of enquiry this workshop will help you feel prepared and ready to articulate your approach with clarity and confidence.
Headteachers, Deputy Heads, Assistant Heads, and other members of the SLT should attend
Key Learning Objectives
To clarify the Ofsted Quality of Education expectations
Give time to exploring the progress within subjects and how this is monitored in school
To be prepared for a ‘deep dive’ line of enquiry
Plan necessary actions that will enable you self-evaluate with accuracy and approach inspection with confidence
Wendy Martin has been in education for over 35 years working her way up from classroom teacher through various middle management roles to senior management and eventually headship. She has worked in both the state sector and the independent sector, leading both senior and primary schools.
For the last 15 years she has also been a school inspector, inspecting for both Ofsted and the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). After retiring from headship 2 years ago she now supports schools as an educational consultant whilst continuing to inspect both state and independent schools.