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The Ofsted Framework – one year on

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Wednesday 21st October 2020 Online conference

This online conference will give senior leaders of mainstream secondary schools the opportunity to hear from both Ofsted and schools that have undergone successful inspections about how they can ensure that they are ready for an inspection by doing the right things on a daily basis.

The new Ofsted education inspection framework (EIF) will have been in place for a year at the time of the conference. Delegates at the conference will hear about the lessons learned by Ofsted since last September, what the myths and realities of inspection are, how schools have made the most of the inspection process and how they can apply this to their own context.

Leaders from schools that are currently exempt from inspection will find the conference particularly invaluable if the proposal to remove exemption goes ahead.

The conference will address the following questions:

  • Can my school be good or outstanding with a 2-year KS3?
  • How much weight does the Ebacc carry in the judgement for Quality of Education?
  • Is Quality of Education a limiting judgement for Leadership and Management?
  • If inspectors won’t look at our data, how can we show evidence of pupil progress?
  • What information should we have on the quality of teaching?
  • What are the expectations on governors?
  • As a “good” school, what can I expect from the new two-day short inspection?
  • How can we be confident that inspectors’ judgements are consistent?

Participants will be able to explore all these issues and more by listening to and questioning Dan Owen HMI, special adviser at Ofsted for education policy. Dan was heavily involved in the development of the current Ofsted framework and will also be drawing on his and his colleagues’ experience on school inspections.

You will also hear from school leaders of recently inspected outstanding and good schools who will share their experiences and top tips on how their schools achieved these judgements.

There will also be a presentation from Charlotte Sayed, Assistant Headteacher of St Michael’s Catholic College, on the work she has done in her school on curriculum planning.

By participating in this course, you will have a clear understanding of any steps that you might need to take in order to make sure that you are ready for either a short or full inspection. Even if you are not expecting an inspection, you will be fully briefed on the inspection landscape and how you can support improvement in partner schools.

Online conference format:

The following recorded webinars will be available to view online from 14th October – allowing you to view at your convenience.

School case study 1: Ousedale School
Sue Carbert, Headteacher, will be sharing their experience from a recent section 8 ‘short’ inspection.

School case study 2: Burntwood School
Helen Shorrock, Principal of Burntwood School along with colleagues Sheryl Arthur, Bruce Gerry and Nick Bull will talk about thier school’s inspection in January this year.

Burntwood School is a large girls’ 11-18 comprehensive school in Wandsworth, South West London. In January 2020, the school was subject to a section 8 inspection, having previously been graded ‘good’ in May 2016. In this session, the Principal, along with members of her senior leadership team, will share their recent experiences of going through the section 8 inspection process. In particular, they will focus on: receiving the initial telephone call; facilitating the inspection day; the inspection process; deep dives; the role of self-evaluation and the final feedback meeting.

School case study 3: St Michael’s Catholic College
Charlotte Sayed, Assistant Headteacher, explains how one school has reviewed their curriculum intent, content, delivery and experience to ensure that their ethos is embedded throughout the curriculum so that it goes “beyond outstanding”.

Delegates will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments to our speakers through the online Moodle course. These will then be addressed at the live conference session

Live conference webinar 21 October – 15.30 – 17.15


The Ofsted Framework – one year on
15.30 – 15.35Welcome from Colin Logan
15.35 – 16.35Ofsted, curriculum planning and the new framework
Dan Owen HMI, special adviser for education policy
Dan will be reflecting on the first year of the education inspection framework, the lessons learned, the myths and realities and what this all means for schools. He will also be answering questions from delegates.
16.35 – 17.05Our school case study contributors will respond to Dan Owen’s input and will take questions from delegates on their experiences, addressing delegates’ pre-submitted and live questions.
17.05 – 17.15Feedback and close
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Wednesday 21st October 2020


3:30pm - 5:15pm


£285 (members) £325 (non-members) All prices exclusive of VAT

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