June 16, 2021
Clive Davies OBE of Focus Education has outlined what he thinks any school needs to consider in terms of school improvement, self-evaluation and preparation for when OFSTED inevitably return in this support pack, which includes a checklist for preparing for a successful inspection.
For the rest of the summer term, inspection activity will mainly be on-site, any ‘full’ Education Inspection Framework (EIF) inspections will maintain the 4 key judgements but with additional flexibility in recognition of current context.
The EIF has been updated to reflect the COVID-19 context that schools find themselves in and the disruption it has caused to all education providers when making judgements.
The full programme of graded school inspections will resume in autumn 2021.
With all school improvement planning, schools should always do it for their own school and their own improvement journey - don’t do it just for Ofsted.