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Monitoring inspections of schools with a notice to improve

This is the guidance for inspecting schools with a notice to improve under section 8 of the Education Act 2005.

16 Apr 2010 | HMI 090277 | Ofsted |

Monitoring inspections of schools whose overall effectiveness is satisfactory

This is the guidance for inspecting schools whose overall effectiveness is satisfactory under section 8 of the Education Act 2005.

16 Apr 2010 | HMI 090283 | Ofsted |

List of additional inspectors completing inspections on behalf of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills

The list was updated in April 2010.

This is a list of the additional inspectors of schools, further education colleges and independent schools from April 2009.

Under Schedule 1, paragraph 2 (6) of the Education Act 2005, HMCI is required to publish the names of those persons who are notified to him by an inspection service provider as persons with whom the inspection service provider proposes to make arrangements for carrying out of inspections on behalf of HMCI.

14 Apr 2010 | HMI 20070001 | Ofsted |

Framework for the inspection of maintained schools in England from September 2009

This is the Framework that Ofsted will be inspecting maintained schools against from September 2009.

Material from the June 2009 dissemination conferences

Ofsted held conferences in June 2009 to disseminate the new Framework. Materials from them are also available from this page.

  • Conference slideshow
  • New inspection judgement form
  • Tackling the new SEF (self-evaluation form): materials for table discussions*

*Important: schools should use the final Tackling the new SEF and not the conferences materials version.

12 Apr 2010 | HMI 090019 | Ofsted |

Conducting school inspections: guidance for inspectors of schools from September 2009

This guidance is designed to assist inspectors of schools in their work. It indicates the main activities that need to be undertaken from the time the inspection is called until the publication of the report.

Schools can use the guidance to see how inspections will be conducted and may find it helpful when carrying out their self-evaluation.

Inspections are carried out in accordance with the Framework for the inspection of schools; the Framework's page has a link to the main documents for inspectors page.

12 Apr 2010 | HMI 090097 | Ofsted |

Evaluation schedule of judgements for schools inspected under section five of the Education Act 2005, from September 2009

The evaluation schedule shown sets out the judgements that inspectors will make and report on from September 2009.

It includes the grade descriptors.

Inspections are carried out in accordance with the Framework for the inspection of schools; the Framework's page has a link to the main documents for inspectors page.

12 Apr 2010 | HMI 090098 | Ofsted |

Letter to parents for maintained school inspections from September 2009 (includes the parents' questionnaire)

The letter:

  • informs parents the school is due to be inspected
  • provides some basic information about the inspection
  • provides contact details for the inspector
  • has the parents' questionnaire.

Parents and carers of children whose school is due for inspection should read our leaflet explaining why and when we inspect, and how to share their views: School inspections: a guide for parents and carers.

The letter is available in different languages.

12 Apr 2010 | Ofsted |

Pre-inspection briefing for school inspections from September 2009

For use from September 2009.

12 Apr 2010 | Ofsted |

Report template for inspections of all-through, primary, secondary and special schools and pupil referral units

For use from September 2009.

12 Apr 2010 | Ofsted |

Report template for inspections of nursery schools

For use from September 2009.

12 Apr 2010 | Ofsted |