OFSTED have the right to see confidential governing body minutes under section 10 of the Education Act 2005. 10 The regulations set the interval for section 5 inspections as ‘within five school years from the end of the school year in which the last section 5 inspection took place’. The visit was the first monitoring inspection since the school was judged to require improvement following the section 5 inspection in January 2016. By the afternoon there were two inspectors and it had become a full Section 5. From: Ofsted. 9. Jan 2020: Ofsted launches consultation on removing the 'outstanding' exemption. Find out what happens during a section 8 inspection under the 2019 Ofsted framework, and what your role is as a governor. The visit was the first monitoring inspection since the school was judged to require improvement following the section 5 inspection in October 2012. On a section 8 short inspection, it’s important to begin with the mind-set that ‘this is a good school’. They inspected for 5 days, gave loads of notice and took months to report back. However, if we find some evidence that the school could now be better than good or that standards may be declining, then the next inspection will be a section 5 inspection. We do not give graded judgements on a section 8 inspection. school of the inspection will generally be the same as that for section 5 inspections. recent section 5 inspection. Don’t worry about folders of evidence – Ofsted don’t want to see these now, especially on a Section 8. DCs' school had an unannounced Section 8 behaviour inspection last week; 1 inspector, 1 day, apparently. Reading the Ofsted handbook with your weakest area in mind will give you an indication of what the inspection will look like. “Short inspections provide schools with the opportunity to share with the HMI how they are sustaining and continuing to improve the good quality of education for pupils.” “The HMI will plan inspections so that leaders and governors have time to present evidence Print ; Save for later Share with colleagues; This article is available to members only You can view this article by signing up for a free trial or becoming a member. Ofsted is currently consulting on further changes to short inspections. Where this is the case, the lead inspector will normally telephone the school about 15 minutes before arriving on site. This is called a section 8 inspection of a good school or non-exempt outstanding school. Looking specifically at mainstream secondary schools’ section 5 or 8 inspections, there have been remarkably few published – but there are already common themes emerging. Inspectors carrying out inspections under section 8 must conduct themselves in accordance with the code of conduct as set out in the CIF. Guidance for Ofsted inspectors carrying out school inspections under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. The important thing to make clear is that our expectations for schools remain unchanged. bursar@family.lancs.sch.uk. Find out what happens before, during and after a section 5 Ofsted inspection under the 2019 framework, and know what's expected of you at each step. Preparing for a Section 8 (One Day) Inspection for Schools Previously Judged to be Good. Ofsted publishes report on 'stuck' schools 12. There is no statutory duty to provide a formal report following a section 8 inspection. The consultation has now closed and Ofsted is reviewing the responses. Comment by Cathy posted on on 22 March 2018. My DD's school was inspected under the old rules in 2002. ‘Ofsted inspections: myths’ 5 also applies to all section 8 inspections. Article tools. Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas This group currently makes up about 20% of all good schools, although it will vary over time. Short inspections of good schools (or non-exempt outstanding schools) HMI will arrive on site no earlier than 8.00am, meet with senior leaders and determine the plans for the day. 8. outstanding from the last section 5 inspection. all good schools, Ofsted will begin to conduct full section 5 inspections for good schools where their risk assessment indicates that a short inspection would be highly likely to convert. Here's what happens before, during and after, and what Ofsted will be looking for. Link to this comment. • Ofsted, Section 5 school inspection handbook . We look at the differences and what you can now expect. section 5. Start your free trial Become a member Log in to your account. We do not give graded judgements on a section 8 inspection. It was carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. Where a Section 5 looks at everything, a Section 8 will focus on your biggest weakness. Be ready for your next section 8 inspection. 11. Just know where your school’s evidence is and stick to the point. However, if we find some evidence that the school could now be better than good or that standards may be declining, then the next inspection will be a section 5 inspection. Information about this inspection We carried out this inspection under section 5 of the Education Act 2005. On arrival at the school, each inspector will show their identity badge and ask to see the headteacher. School inspection is currently set out in legislation through the Education Act 2005. If the date of a section 5 inspection of a faith group school is changed, then the relevant ISP shall advise the affected faith group as soon as practicable after the decision to change the date of the section 5 inspection has been made. Section 8(1) 3 of the Education Act 2005 requires HMCI to inspect and report on any school or class of school in England, when requested to do so by the Secretary of State. Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals New Releases Electronics Books Gift Ideas Customer Service Home Computers Gift Cards Subscribe and save Coupons Sell Conduct during inspections 8. 01772633623 @HFWarton Section 8 inspections : Section 8 inspections, named for Section 8 of the : Education Act 2005, as amended, can be carried out in a range of different circumstances, including: • For monitoring schools judged to require improvement or to be inadequate overall, at their last inspection. 2. This is why a conversion to section 5 is necessary in some circumstances since only a section 5 inspection can change a school’s grade. The modern rules (Section 5 of the Education Act 2005) means that inspections are much quicker and at shorter notice (so teachers don't have time to do a 'tidy-up' but are also not subjected to pre-inspection stress). 3. We also looked at their books. Print; Save for later Share with colleagues; This article is available to members only You can view this article by signing up for a free trial or becoming a member. 1 Ofsted does not give graded judgements on a section 8 inspection of a good school, but if we find some evidence that the school would now be better than good, or standards may be declining, we will conduct a full inspection with graded judgements, which we call a section 5 inspection. Ofsted may arrange an inspection without notice. HMI must make the purpose of the inspection clear during the initial telephone contact with the headteacher. 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