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Preparing for Ofsted: A senior leader’s guide

Training dates throughout the year:

Wed, 11 Sep 2024
Virtual, Online
Virtual, Online
Wed, 23 Oct 2024
Virtual, Online
Virtual, Online

In this online masterclass, we explore the role SLT can play before, during and after an inspection in order to protect staff workload and ensure the best outcome for their school.

Our expert speaker will lead you through the key areas of the EIF and inspection handbook, ensuring you understand the key judgement areas. You will go on to discuss in detail the full inspection methodology, from planning calls, to deep dives.

This course complements ‘The Ofsted Ready Department: Preparing for a subject deep dive’ which is aimed at middle leaders.

Headteachers, Deputy Heads , Assistant Heads and all other members of the SLT

This Masterclass session will enable you to:

  • Get to grips with the details in the EIF and school inspection handbook

  • Take a detailed looks at the key judgements and how they are inspected

  • Understand the full inspection methodology from from planning calls to deep dives

  • Effectively prepare for the planning call and intent conversation

  • Be clear on the importance of learner and parent view and how this will be gathered

  • Effectively support staff through inspection

  • Challenge judgements and respond to inspection outcomes

Matt Bromley is an education writer and advisor with over twenty years’ experience in teaching and leadership including as a secondary school headteacher and principal, FE college vice principal, and MAT director. He is a public speaker, trainer, and school improvement lead, and a primary school governor. He remains a practising teacher, currently working in secondary, FE and HE settings. Matt writes for various newspapers and magazines, is the author of numerous best-selling books on education, and co-hosts the award-winning SecEd podcast. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences and events, and he delivers teacher-training.

Facilitated by:

Matt Bromley

Education Author, Journalist & Advisor
Bromley Education

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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