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De-mystifying Ofsted - Workshop 1

Workshop Synopsis

This workshop is designed to introduce new Head teachers to the new inspection framework and handbook (September 19), de-mystifying the process of inspection, and clarifying the Head teachers' role pre-Ofsted and during the actual inspection. During the workshop you will develop an understanding of the conversations to have with staff and governors prior to the Ofsted visit and the key documentation you need to prepare. You will then be taken through each aspect of the framework, considering the evidence required for each judgement and how best to present that evidence. This session will encourage you to consider how to use the framework to bring about school improvement and to ensure that your self-evaluation is accurate. You will be helped to ensure that staff and governors are well prepared and understand what to expect.

Workshop Outcomes

You will develop:

  • a clear understanding of your role in preparation for your Ofsted visit and during your Ofsted visit
  • a clear understanding of each element of the New Common Inspection Framework and handbook (September 19)
  • a clear understanding of the evidence required for each judgement and how to present that evidence 
You will feel:
  • confident in ensuring that your staff and governors are well prepared for the Ofsted process
Target Audience

New head teachers, within their first two years of headship and aspiring head teachers in Early Years, Primary, Special and Secondary schools.

Workshop Leader Profile

Philippa Ollerhead, MA Educ Leadership & Management,  NPQH

Philippa has 25 years' experience in education, 16 years of which have been at senior leadership level in the secondary and sixth form sector. As a highly experienced practitioner, Philippa has particular expertise in teaching and learning, pre and post Ofsted support, classroom observation, self-evaluation, and driving quality and assurance.