Professional Development for Quality Teaching


Preparing for Inspections - Primary

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins


Former HMI Inspector Roy Blatchford offers his tips on how to prepare a primary school for an inspection, and talks to three primary head teachers about their inspection experiences.

The thought of Ofsted inspections can send a chill down the collective spines of school staff. Roy Blatchford believes the most successful inspections are those where the headteacher leads the process.

Talking to headteachers and other key people who have recently been through an inspection, Roy advises on how best to prepare for Ofsted. From the Self-Evaluation Form to handling the draft report, this programme covers all areas needed to put minds at rest.

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