The current Ofsted Inspection framework came into effect on 1st September 2019. Ofsted confirmed during the summer of 2020 that inspections would take place during the 2020-2021 academic year, with inspectors looking at the management of the return to school in the Autumn term and formal inspections expected to begin again in January. Please see the links and Ofsted case studies below for further guidance. 


Autumn term interim visits

What to expect should you receive the call in the Autumn term of 2020. 

What maintained schools must publish online / What academies must publish online

The checklist of items Ofsted will be looking for on your website. 

School Inspection handbook

The school inspection handbook explains how Ofsted carry out inspections and the judgements that inspectors make under section 5 inspections. It contains the grade descriptors that inspectors use when making their judgements.

School Inspection handbook section 8

The school inspection handbook section 8 explains how Ofsted carry out inspections of good schools.

The Education Inspection Framework

The education inspection framework sets out the statutory basis for schools inspected under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 (as amended).

There are also new guides for school leaders on what to expect from an inspection, and how best to prepare. For all information on Ofsted please visit their website Ofsted.gov.uk

Taverham High School have shared their recent Ofsted experience

Primary School Ofsted experiences

Mental Health First Aider Course

17 Nov 2020

We are offering an online Mental Health First Aider Course over 4 afternoons. You will need to be available on the 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th January 2021 from 1pm - 3.30pm each afternoon to complete t...

Virtual September Leadership Updates

09 Sep 2020

Bookings are now open!! We are putting on 3 dates for the Primary and Secondary Leadership updates in September. These will take place virtually over zoom. Please find all the information along with t...

Headteacher Induction Virtual Meeting

16 Jul 2020

Headteacher Induction Virtual meeting planned for the start of September. Look out for details coming soon....

£1 billion school catch up funding

18 Jun 2020

Found under the Covid-19 all information tab. Find the latest information regarding the National Tutoring Programme and the £650 million pledged by the government for schools to support students...

Covid 19 Update for Schools

04 May 2020

All current Government guidance, including advice, website links, template letters and information are found on our Covid 19 Update Tabs and Covid 19 Resources for Schools tab under News and Events&nb...

Covid-19 LA Updates

03 Apr 2020

To keep updated with all Local Authority updates from Chris Snudden, please look under our News and Events tab