Worried about an Ofsted Inspection? Donít panic. We have your back
Posted by Drb Schools and Academies on December 24th, 2020
What exactly happens in an Ofsted inspection? What are the protocols that you must follow in the school? How should the documentation be presented? What should the teachers do to cast an impression instead of wasting time panicking? Let's find out the answers to these questions that people typically try to avoid.
You can also log on to www.drbschoolsandacademieservices.co.uk and find answers to all the questions related to preparing for your Ofsted Inspection. All you need to do is be well-trained and try your best to receive an excellent ranking from the Ofsted.
Don't fluster yourself when the Ofsteds come knocking at your door. Please do the following as a guide to your inspection:
•Make sure you update your website on a regular basis. Don't think twice about this because it works best to frame your first opinion.
• Don't get personal when you do the recording.
• Plan the ASP data in a way as to include the information on where your students are and what progress they have made. Also, check for data that shows their growth chart.
• Make sure that they see your weaknesses as your strengths. Also if you succeed in doing this as a professional, implement it in your personal life as well.
• Speak to the students and other teaching colleagues about your well-being. The Ofsteds are keen to know how the school staff are really doing.
• The Headmaster of the School must ensure that the staff is on the same page. Honestly, consistency of thought and confidence is what they're looking for in every inspection. So make sure you give it to them.
• Prepare a booklet explaining everything that the school is doing for the children, along with a clear marking and continuity of feedback policy.
• You will also be asked if you have a clear content or kit to chat about your Behavioural Strategy.
• Ofsteds also rely on the School Improvement Plan (SIP) and the School Evaluation Form (SEF) (SEF). Make sure you see SEF as a real working document that you update on a weekly basis rather than filling it out once a year. This will make it easier for you in the long run and you won’t run into a panic mode whenever the Ofsteds inform about their arrival.
• In the case of the SIP, the Ofsteds feel happy when they notice that the Senior Teachers and the School Leaders know every detail about the SIP.
You must prepare for the Ofsted Inspection, but make sure that you are actually preparing it for the benefit of the institution and not only to please the Ofsteds. As Headmaster/Headmaster, you need to consider where the gaps lie and what steps are needed to close the gaps.
It's not just part of the planning for Ofsted Inspection, where you're really working on getting all the documents up to date. Make sure you have discipline in your school and maintain discipline when it comes to records with the least amount of space for loopholes. Put the safety strategies and practices of the school into effect for the benefit of the students, rather than a section in the journal, only to be shown to the parents and the offspring.