If your inspection goes wrong, do not suffer in silence. Stephen Rollett explains how school leaders can complain about an inspection, both during the visit or after the fact

Complaining about an inspection, especially one that is still in progress, can be daunting, but you and your school deserve a high-quality inspection. So, what if your experience does not go as you would like? What do you need to know about complaining to Ofsted?

Essentially, the right person to raise the complaint with Ofsted is usually the headteacher. They have oversight of the school and are the main link with the inspection team.

If you are not the headteacher, that does not mean you cannot have concerns about the inspection, it just means you should share them with your line manager or the headteacher so that they can speak to, or write to, the inspectors on behalf of the school, if necessary.

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