Monthly Archives March 2016

Short Inspections: 10 things you need to know

Please find 10 helpful points from the Department for Education website to assist with understanding the new Ofsted inspections: 1. They will be roughly every three years so we can identify decline or improvement earlier. (Practically, because of scheduling constraints, good schools and further education and skills (FES) providers are likely to be inspected in the period between 33 and 47 months after their previous short inspection.) 2. We give schools half a day’s notice and FES providers two days’ notice (though Ofsted has the power to inspect without notice where we have concerns). 3. Short inspections of schools are
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