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Being Ofsted ready

This course is suitable for

Senior leaders in primary, special and secondary schools

Course locations and dates

Click the appropriate location and date below to book your place

Please note:

London courses are normally located within the City.

Courses in other locations will be easily accessible from major roads.

Birmingham - 21 September 2017

London - 15 February 2018

Birmingham - 18 October 2018

Course fees

Members - £225

Non-Members - £300

Being Ofsted ready

Course description

This course is designed to bring leaders up-to-date with Ofsted’s common inspection framework. The changes will be explained and you will have the opportunity to examine each aspect of the new inspection in relation to your own school. In doing so, you will be able to check the readiness of your staff, the accuracy of self-evaluations, the quality of your strategic planning, and reflect on the impact of your current provision on the outcomes for your pupils.

Pre-course preparation

Please bring with you a printed copy of Ofsted’s most recent School Inspection Handbook - a copy of which can be found in the left-hand side of this page.

Course facilitator

Philippa Ollerhead


Start: 0830 for 0900

Finish: 1530

Aims of this course

The course will help you prepare for inspection and use the framework to bring about school improvement by:

  • understanding how inspection works in practice
  • ensuring that your self-evaluation is accurate
  • understanding how strategic planning can be successful
  • developing clear and measurable success criteria for improvement
  • ensuring that staff and governors are well prepared and understand what to expect during an inspection

Objectives of this course

  • be taken through each major aspect of the framework
  • consider the new elements and changes of emphasis so you understand Ofsted's expectations
  • look closely at the evidence required to make each judgement and the criteria for making the judgements
  • consider how best to present your evidence
  • reflect on the current levels of effectiveness in your own school
  • identify where practice is already working well, or might be improved and developed
  • be given the opportunity to plan how your school will prepare the practicalities for its next inspection