5 lessons from an inspection under Ofsted’s new regime

As one of the first schools to be inspected under the new framework, our self-evaluations had not been quality-assured in this new era, but other than that we were good to go.  A headteacher from Devon writes about their experience in Tes.

Here are some of the things we learned:

The phone calls

I love this new aspect. I had two conversations with the lead inspector. He opened the first with, “Tell me about your school”. 

And so I did, celebrating all that we are doing well, and being honest about where we are in general and when considered against the new framework.  

The deep dives

Each dive started with an in-depth conversation with the subject leader.   They had written down everything they wanted to get across, what they were celebrating and what they were working on – they hardly drew breath.  

Read more about the highs and lows of inspection under the new framework 5 lessons from an inspection under Ofsted’s new regime 

Have you been through the new regime yet? What did you think? Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin

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