What to expect when Ofsted call by @StuartLock

Name: Stuart Lock
Twitter name: @StuartLock
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Maths
Position: Headteacher
What is your advice about? What to expect when Ofsted call

  1. Expect to be observed, probably for 20-30 minutes. Don’t assume it will only be once.
  2. Expect your books to be taken in. Have them ready and marked according to the school’s marking policy. These could be from any class.
  3. Expect there to be a lot of meetings, usually involving senior staff. It’s possible there may be a meeting for you to talk about policies or CPD and how it affects you.
  4. Pupils will probably behave better than normal. If they don’t, apply the behaviour policy. At least one inspector should be an existing practitioner nowadays.
  5. You will have the chance to fill in a survey. This is probably not the time to complain about SLT, unless you want your school to do badly.

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