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Improving your Ofsted rating: how to cross a grade boundary

Tailored training

This course is only available on a consultancy basis where we come to you.  

Course description

Is your school aiming to cross a grade boundary ('requires improvement' to 'good' or 'good' to 'outstanding')?  This essential course will guide you through the most recent inspection framework to help you audit and identify areas for improvement.  In addition, it will consider recognised good and outstanding practice and how this might relate to your school; audit/evaluate your current effectiveness; and identify and prioritise actions for school improvement.  The course is also suitable for those aiming to sustain a previous 'good' or 'outstanding' Ofsted judgement.

Pre-course preparation

Delegates will need to bring with them a copy of the school inspection handbook either electronically or in hard copy.

Course facilitator

Allyson Ingall

Aim of this course

  • understand and use the most up-to-date Ofsted evaluation schedule and guidance
  • consider recognised good and outstanding practice and how this might relate to your school
  • audit/evaluate your current effectiveness
  • identify and prioritise actions for school improvement

Objectives of this course

  • have a greater understanding of Ofsted's requirements and expectations
  • accurately evaluate your current effectiveness
  • identify and plan appropriate actions for improvement

This course is suitable for

Leaders and managers (including governors) of all school types and phases, especially new heads and deputy heads.