This episode tackles Ofsted school inspection. Three experts offer practical insights, advice and tips for secondary schools – including the latest inspection trends to watch out for – to help you thrive when the inspectors come calling.

Three experts offer a wealth of advice including some simple tenets of best practice for preparing for and handling Ofsted.

Our advice covers the 90-minute phone call, what needs to be in place pre-inspection, being ‘Ofsted-ready’ without burdening staff, and what data you need to have in place.

We offer tips for hosting the inspection team and managing the two days, including the emotional stress. We discuss protecting staff wellbeing and workload before and during inspection.

We highlight trends from recent inspections, including the issues inspectors are asking schools about. And we discuss what you can do if things are going wrong, including how to challenge inspectors.

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