Managing your Ofsted Inspection eBook

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RRP£46.80
Offer Price£39.00
Phase: 
Primary, KS1, KS2, Secondary, KS3, KS4
ISBN: 
978-1-907567-65-0
Published: 
May 2012

Introduction

Managing your Ofsted Inspection is a vital guide designed to help you demonstrate overall effectiveness and illustrate your best practice by understanding exactly what inspectors are looking for, how judgements are being made and what you should do to prepare.

Written from the experience of several inspections, it captures the learning of more than 12 schools (primary and secondary) which were inspected in January and February 2012.

Only available as an eBook

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Benefits

Have an outstanding inspection – how to show your school at its very best

Managing your Ofsted Inspection will show you how to demonstrate the very best of what you are doing by explaining how to:

  • Know your story and tell it well – how to know and understand your school data, key questions you should ask of it and  guidance on how to present it
  • Produce clear, robust and reliable assessment data that shows progress from starting points for individuals and for groups of pupils, including examples of how progress data should look for primary and secondary
  • Evaluate your self-evaluation and improve it using guidance on writing evaluatively and for impact and working rigorously with the grade descriptions in the evaluation schedule
  • Motivate staff and support them to perform at their best including specific sections for middle leaders, senior leaders, and governors
  • Reduce stress by enabling a more predictable inspection process for your staff with details of exactly what to expect, including learning walks, drop-ins, and scrutiny of books
  • Gather appropriate evidence in each section to ensure each area is impacting positively on the other with advice on which evidence to show and how to gather behavioural evidence
  • Ensure a smooth and efficient process with practical information on the inspection set up – what happens before and after, what documentation to prepare, pre-inspection briefing, and post-inspection feedback

Summary of contents

Using clear and straight forward guidance, it takes you through what you should expect and how you should prepare, including practical checklists and advice for each of the four judgements and the judgement on overall effectiveness.  Designed for leaders at all levels, it can be used as resource, guide or as an aid for your self-evaluation.

For each judgement, it covers:

  • What inspectors are looking for
  • Key lessons learned from schools who’ve been through it
  • Evidence you should show inspectors
  • Advice for Interviews and discussions

The e-book contains practical tools including:

  • Questions and prompts from real inspections
  • Example presentations of primary and secondary progress data
  • An example of a teaching profile
  • A case study from an inspected school
  • A one-day preparation checklist

Chapter breakdown

Section 1: The 2012 Ofsted framework for school inspection

  • The emerging shape of school inspections in the 2012 framework
  • Hearing children read
  • Six important points
  • Preparing your school
  • Guidance on self-evaluation
  • Writing evaluatively and for impact
  • Overall effectiveness

 

Section 2:  The four key areas

  • Achievement of pupils at the school
  • The quality of teaching in the school
  • Behaviour and safety of pupils at the school
  • Quality of leadership and management of the school

Section 3: The telephone calls

  • Documentation you should prepare
  • The pre-inspection briefing

 

Section 4: Case study and checklist

Details

Only available as an eBook

What is an eBook? An eBook is electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a computer or a specifically designed handheld device. This eBook is in PDF format and can be shared with your colleagues.

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