Ofsted chief gives insights into surviving one-day inspections

After more than 300 one-day inspections of good schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw reveals some of the reasons behind the successes and failures so far. Pete Henshaw reports.

Ofsted’s chief inspector has revealed the reasons why “good” schools have retained or lost their rating under the new shorter inspections system.

In the latest of his regular commentaries – a series of essays published via Ofsted every month – Sir Michael praises the attitude of headteachers whose schools have been inspected under the new one-day approach.

Introduced in September, a key part of the new Common Inspection Framework is the shorter one-day inspections of schools rated as good, which are to take place every three years.

The inspections start from the premise that the school is still good and focus on “leadership and culture” and any identified pockets of weakness.

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