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Preparing for Inspection...

We offer support in inspecting your provision and provide an impartial service that compares you with others. It is important that leaders, managers, staff and governors in special and mainstream schools understand how the emphasis of Ofsted inspections have changed:

  • You have to have rigorous self-evaluation systems in place.
  • You have to be familiar with the latest criteria.
  • You have to have the evidence ready.
  • You have to be able to analyse and act on the evidence.
  • You need to link the self-evaluation form to your school development plan.
  • You need to to be "ever ready" for inspections.
  • You need to respond to national strategies and initiatives.
  • You need to be able to understand your responses to the "Every Child Matters" agenda.

The preparing for inspection services include:

• Health Checks

  • One or two day review visits.
  • Supported self-evaluation with the headteacher, senior managers, and the governors.
  • Checking your evidence.
  • Helping you to setup your systems.
  • Tailored to your needs and wants.

• The Voice of your Learners and other Stakeholders

  • Ofsted expect you to have impartial evidence – What systems have you got in place? Have you analysed it? Reported it? Acted upon your findings? Have you built it into your school development/improvement plan?
  • Impartial evaluator service.
  • Maria will interview:
    • Learners
    • Pupils – all ages and all abilities
    • Teaching and support staff
    • External support agencies
    • Parents
    • Governors
    • Vocational providers


Ask us for our fees – they are tailored to your requirements.