Headteacher Update Podcast: School inspection & Ofsted

30 September 2022

This episode tackles Ofsted school inspections, offering practical advice, tips and anecdotes for primary schools – including on subject deep dives – to help you thrive when the inspectors come calling.…

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Why perseverance is key when helping your child learn to read

30 September 2022

The Chief Inspector of Ofsted is Amanda Spielman. Read the blog she has written for ParentKind about supporting your child with learning to read. As a parent, helping your child…

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Ofsted English curriculum video released

5 September 2022

Ofsted has released their latest curriculum webinar. In this video, Kirsty Godfrey, Senior HMI and Specialist Adviser, talks about the English curriculum, with a particular emphasis on catch-up. The key…

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Political impartiality in schools

12 July 2022

"Teachers should not be “campaigners” on contested issues", said Ofsted's chief inspector Amanda Spielman at the Festival of Education at Wellington College. Her comments follow the government's guidance on political…

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Changes to the Ofsted inspection handbooks

11 July 2022

Chris Russell, National Director for Education, discusses the recent changes to the EIF handbooks and moving beyond transitional arrangements in his latest blog. Below is a summary, but you can…

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Ofsted strategy 2022 to 2027

9 May 2022

Ofsted has published a new strategy for the next 5 years (2022 to 2027). The strategy sets out how Ofsted will continue its work to improve the lives of children…

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Ofsted webinar: Effective culture of safeguarding in schools

9 April 2022

Watch a presentation on an effective culture of safeguarding and inspection for schools from two Senior HMI in the North East Yorkshire and Humber region, Kate Rowley and Claire Brown.…

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Ofsted schools webinar: inspections and the COVID-19 pandemic

6 April 2022

Register for a free webinar on Monday 9th May 2022, 3:30pm - 4:30 pm, and join Ofsted as they discuss school inspections and the context of the context of the…

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Securing Good Attendance & Tackling Persistent Absence: Department for Education and Ofsted webinar

3 April 2022

Ofsted and the Department for Education delivered a webinar on 15 February 2022 sharing the findings of a recent Ofsted report looking at effective school practice for reducing absence and…

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Ofsted’s PE research review published

21 March 2022

On 18th March, Ofsted published their physical education research review which draws upon the education inspection framework (EIF) and other literature, to identify factors that can contribute to a high-quality PE curriculum,…

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Q&A with Ofsted: Small schools and the inspection framework

13 February 2022

In this free open webinar, chaired by Aimée Tinkler, the Chartered College of Teaching will offer a chance for dialogue with Mike Sheridan and Lee Owston from Ofsted on the…

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Ofsted webinar: what happens after an inspection?

11 February 2022

Ofsted has released a pre-recorded webinar led Janet Pearce, Her Majesty's Inspector, talking about the inspection report and what happens after an inspection. Click here to access the webinar via…

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