Is Ofsted still inspecting?
Is Ofsted still inspecting?
Introduction. Ofsted has confirmed that from September 2021 it will return to a full programme of school inspections. It has recently published a schools and early education update for inspectors, summarising some of the key changes to the School Inspection Handbook and the Section 8 Handbook.
What happens after an inadequate Ofsted inspection?
Schools judged ‘inadequate’ The school will then become a sponsored academy. We will not usually monitor the school unless there are safeguarding concerns or there is a delay in the school becoming a sponsored academy.
Do Ofsted inspect in the last week of term?
Ofsted inspections will be cancelled next week, an email to head teachers has said, with schools only inspected if there are safeguarding concerns. The inspections have been cancelled so schools can use the final days of term to consider Covid contingency measures for January.
Are Ofsted still inspecting schools 2022?
A school that was previously judged good or outstanding by Ofsted at a section 5 inspection is normally then inspected under section 8 approximately every four years. From September 2022, good schools will be inspected around 3 to 4 terms later than normal.
What happens when Ofsted closes a school?
When a school is rated as inadequate they are usually closed and reopened as an academy, this often means they’ll be sponsored by an academy chain with experience of running a number of similar schools.
How often do Ofsted inspect requires improvement schools?
about once every four years
When Ofsted has judged a school to be good or outstanding after a section 5 inspection, we will then normally go into the school about once every four years to confirm that the school remains good or outstanding and that safeguarding is effective. This is called a section 8 inspection of a good or outstanding school.
What is a Section 8 inspection?
The new Ofsted Section 8 inspection is a short inspection of schools currently judged as ‘Good’ and determines whether the school continues to provide a good standard of education and that safeguarding is effective.
Are Ofsted doing inspections 2021?
The full programme of graded school inspections resumed in autumn 2021. The inspection cycle will be extended by 4 terms. This means that non-association independent schools that were due to be inspected before 31 July 2021 will now receive an inspection before 31 December 2022.
What is the difference between a Section 5 and Section 8 Ofsted inspection?
A standard inspection under section 5 usually lasts two days. However, section 8 inspections of good or outstanding primary schools and good or outstanding maintained nursery schools with fewer than 150 pupils normally last for 1 day.
How many schools were downgraded during Ofsted’s Autumn 2021 inspections?
FFT Education Dat alab analysis of Ofsted’s monthly management information found that 57 of the 68 ‘outstanding’ primary schools (84 per cent) inspected during the autumn 2021 term were downgraded. In contrast, 47 per cent of ‘outstanding’ secondary schools were downgraded in the same period. However, inspectors visited only 15 such schools.
How often does an Ofsted chief inspector Inspect a school?
Note also that the chief inspector has power to inspect any school where she believes there is cause to do so. A school that was previously judged good or outstanding by Ofsted at a section 5 inspection is normally then inspected under section 8 approximately every four years.
When will Ofsted return to full school inspections?
Ofsted has confirmed that from September 2021 it will return to a full programme of school inspections. It has recently published a schools and early education update for inspectors, summarising some of the key changes to the School Inspection Handbook and the Section 8 Handbook.
Are Ofsted HMI staff available for school inspections?
Ofsted has said it will resume school inspections next week using only its full-time HMI staff. The inspectorate will not be asking serving heads and school leaders who are contracted as Ofsted inspectors to carry out inspection work – which means the majority of its workforce will not be available.