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24 Nov 2021

How Does the Acceleration of Ofsted Inspections Impact Wellbeing?

Ofsted have recently revealed that they have been asked by the government to accelerate Ofsted inspections, with all school and further education providers now expected ...

Author: Ross McDermott

Ofsted Covid-19
04 Sep 2020 | Read time 2 mins

What Will Ofsted Visits Look Like During The Pandemic?

As students return to school after over 160 days away, the classrooms they return to are going to look quite different to the ones they distantly remember. Schools have been ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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06 Jan 2020

How to Prepare for the New Ofsted Framework

2019's Ofsted Framework changes threw a spanner in the works for many school leaders. It seemed like something of a change of course for our national regulatory body. A shift ...

Author: John Dabell

Ofsted PSHE
16 Dec 2019

PSHE Under the New Ofsted Framework

In 2013, Ofsted highlighted a connection between outstanding schools and the provision of high quality PSHE lessons. Back then it was a sign of intent, a signal to schools to ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Ofsted Parental Involvement Students & Parents
04 Dec 2019

What Happens in an Ofsted Inspection?

When it comes to Ofsted, it’s easy for parents to feel a little in the dark. As the inspection happens, you often don’t have any input or insight into what’s happening at ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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26 Nov 2019

SIPs and SEFs in the New Ofsted Framework

School Improvement Plans (SIPs) and Self Evaluation Forms (SEFs) have been around for a while. When done well, they give unparalleled insights into the workings of a school and ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

Ofsted SMSC
21 Nov 2019

What is SMSC and How Can You Teach It?

Ofsted’s new framework puts more emphasis on child development, with criteria such as ‘British Values’ taking a more central role. This is reinforced by the separation of ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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11 Nov 2019

Ofsted's New 'Quality of Education' Judgement

Ofsted introduced the new key judgement, quality of education, earlier this year and with it, they detailed new inspection criteria they will ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

08 Nov 2019

The Guide to Ofsted Terminology

Are you treading water with deep dives? Do you know your SIP from your SEF? This September’s changes have brought with them brand new judgement ...

Author: Ben Greenwood

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04 Nov 2019

The 5 Biggest Changes to Ofsted's Framework

In September 2019, Ofsted’s new inspection framework came into effect for schools across the UK. This new framework was introduced in a bid to address areas of concern that ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

Ofsted Blog Teacher Wellbeing
15 Feb 2019

Ofsted's Impact on Student and Teacher Wellbeing

The stress and pressure teachers are under has long been at the forefront of most peoples’ minds in education. For years now teachers have been subjected to excruciatingly long ...

Author: Bethany Spencer

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17 Jan 2019

How the Ofsted Framework Reflects the Role of Teachers

Teachers join the profession with the understanding that they’re going to do much more than simply teach. It’s now expected that teachers double as confidants, carers, ...

Author: Bethany Spencer