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Ofsted inspection update - London

18/09/2019 09:00 - 15:30

Reducing the stress and workload associated with Ofsted inspections: an update on changes for 2018/19

'What we want to see on inspection is an accurate reflection of what happens in your school. Yes, we want to see how you approach assessment. We want to see good teaching. We absolutely want to be sure that your leadership is effective. But we want to see all of that just as you approach it day-to-day, not a special presentation for Ofsted.'

Amanda Spielman, March 2018

This course will enable school leaders to manage and reduce the stress associated with school inspection, through good leadership practice and taking account of best practice. The course will include an update on Ofsted’s autumn term revisions to the inspection framework, allowing you the opportunity to examine each aspect of inspection in relation to your own school. In doing so, you will be able to learn how to improve all aspects of school leadership and ensure that the education your pupils receive is the best experience possible.

You will learn how to integrate best practice models into every aspect of school leadership. You will have the opportunity to examine the suitability of your self-evaluation and action planning to communicate your school efficiency to staff and governors. There will be a focus on pupil outcomes and how to present your evidence in a succinct and accessible format.

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'Thank you for preparing and delivering a most informaive   presentation. As a head teacher, many of the courses on offer just make   you think slightly differently about the way you do things. Very  rarely,  do I come back with a whole list of ideas that will improve the  way we  run our school whilst enhancing our provision. I like that your  advice  and suggestions weren't just about the dreaded visit, but was  sound  school improvement strategies.'

Elaine D'Souza, Hermitage Primary School

The course will help you to use the framework to bring about school improvement by:

- Understanding what Ofsted does not want you to do, enabling you to reduce stress and workload for yourself and your staff

-   Interpreting  the inspection framework and handbook in order to  embrace  good practice  and support you to bring about school  improvement

- Ensuring that your self-evaluation is accurate

- Understanding how strategic planning can be successful

- Developing clear and measurable success criteria for improvement

- Ensuring that all staff and governors are well prepared and understand what to expect during an inspection

- Be taken through each aspect of the inspection framework

- Consider the new elements and changes of emphasis of the framework, in order to fully embrace best practice

- Look closely at the evidence required to make each judgement, the criteria for making the judgements and best practice models

- Consider how best to present your evidence clearly and succinctly

- Reflect on the current levels of effectiveness in your own school

-   Identify  where practice is already working well, or might be improved   and  developed, this will include exploring the DfE's Strategic   Improvement  Fund and understanding who it is for, what it can be used   for and how to  apply

- Be given the opportunity to plan how your school will prepare the practicalities following the phone call

Early Bird Member - £160
Standard Member - £199

Please Note: Member bookings (Early Bird and Standard) are not transferrable. If a non-member attends an event in place of a member without prior notification and approval by the Professional Development team, the Standard Non-member charge will be applicable.

Early Bird Non-Member - £225
Standard Non-Member - £280

Early Bird Member booking on behalf of a Non-Member - £190
Standard Member booking on behald of a Non-Member - £225
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