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Inspection training and OFSTED call preparation – Newcastle

25th February 2022

OFSTED framework 2021 update CPD

This course is appropriate for school leaders in all phases and includes resources to help school leaders prepare for the phone call prior to inspection.

  • Your school’s response to Covid-19
  • Essential information to have ready for the phone call
  • Questions and answers – using evaluative language
  • Questions asked during the pre-inspection phone call
  • Summarising key data from ASP/IDSR
  • Preparing staff and governors
  • How to write to your SEF – what to include
  • Gathering evidence to support SEF
  • OFSTED myth busting

In addition, this course outlines the revised inspection process and the changes to the school inspection framework and handbooks:

  • Inspecting the curriculum – evaluating senior leaders’ intent for the curriculum and their understanding of its implementation and impact
  • Evaluating long-term and medium term thinking and planning, content choices and curriculum sequencing
  • Visits to explicitly connected samples of lessons
  • Work scrutiny of books and other evidence of work produced by pupils
  • Discussions with teachers to understand how the curriculum informs their choices about content and sequencing
  • Discussions with pupils from lessons observed
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Excellent course, has provoked lots of thought and ideas about how we can effectively show progression made throughout COVID, how to support middle leaders and senior leaders through the inspection and most importantly how to be prepared. Would fully recommend this course.

Marie Sweetlove Bradfields Academy OFSTED updates 2021 07/05/2021

Really useful. As a new principal of a school that has not been inspected since 2007(!), I am trying to be sure that I am fully prepared for the call that must be imminent.

David Woods Hockerill Anglo European College OFSTED updates 2021 07/05/2021


25th February 2022
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JMB Education


Newcastle – TBC
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Inspection training
£ 225.00

Course leader

John Musgrave Bolanos

  • Experienced Headteacher
  • Change management consultant
  • Curriculum advisor
  • Primary education 25+ years
  • School governor 25 years
  • EYFS to Year 6 teaching experience
  • Infant/Junior leadership experience
  • Subject leader – all subjects
  • Data and assessment lead
  • EAL specialist
  • Primary languages advisor
  • Inclusion and SEND specialist

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