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Our course has been designed to ensure your school is always ready for a forthcoming Ofsted inspection.

This course gives you guidance on effectively evidencing student progress, improving lesson planning, teaching and marking, and fulfilling your safeguarding duties.

This practical Ensure Your School is Always Inspection Ready course gives you guidance on driving forward school improvement so that you can be confident at inspection time.

Attend to gain tips from best practice case studies, learn how to utilise data and other tools to evidence improvement and leave the day with an action plan to ensure your school can always demonstrate its good practice.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Gain Insight in to recent developments to Ofsted inspection frameworks
  • Learn best practice from a school who have achieved and maintained an ‘Outstanding’ rating in recent inspections
  • Work through examples of how to utilise data and other evidence to show improvement and prepare for inspections
  • Establish how to best support teachers in self-evaluation practices
  • Create an action plan to ensure your school is prepared for inspection
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:15 - 09:45


09:45 - 10:00

Chair's Welcome & Introduction

10:00 - 11:00

Case Study: The Improvement Journey to an 'Outstanding' Ofsted Rating

  • Take away lessons learnt from a school that has made the improvement journey to ‘Outstanding’ at their most recent inspection
  • Learn how schools can transform their teaching strategy to raise pupil progress
  • Transfer lessons learned from this case study to your school
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

Inspection - Practical Tips and Mythbusting

  • Insight into inspection updates and clarification of practice
  • Dispel any Ofsted myths
  • Learn about HMCI’s recent pronouncements on curriculum
12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Case Study: Improving Your Ofsted Rating

  • Explore how you can prepare for a Ofsted Inspection
  • Learn how to present any pupil progress to Ofsted
  • Understand how to replicate these techniques and apply them to your school
14:00 - 14:30

Afternoon Break

14:30 - 16:00

Workshop: Ensuring Your School is Always Inspection Ready

Work with the chair to create a next-step action plan on how to make and demonstrate sustained improvement

  • Understand inspection activities and how to present your good practice in a short amount of time
  • Learn how to engage staff in self-evaluation practices that focus on high-quality evidence
  • Gain insight in to how to implement a school improvement plan in your institution
  • Recognise areas for improvement to ensure success in Ofsted inspections
  • Implement long term self-evaluation to continuously improve standards
  • Learn how to further improve and maintain school performance for long term success
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation & Close


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