Preparation for Ofsted

Wednesday, 15 January '20   9am - 3pm
Rushey Mead Academy, Melton Road, Leicester, LE4 7AN

This one day workshop is ideal for those schools requiring improvement or who are ‘inadequate’ and thus expecting an imminent inspection, and is also suitable for ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools who think they may receive a full or short inspection soon.

You will receive training on how to analyse your previous performance, learn how to write your key lines of inquiries and how best to prepare for an impending inspection without wasting too much time on unnecessary planning.

  • How to write you key lines of enquiry – utilise the ASP and other sources of information including national data
  • How to analyse the IDSR focusing on Outcomes, Behaviour and Attendance data
  • The key priorities for Ofsted inspectors this year – including changes to groups
  • How to formulate an inspection action plan
  • How best to organise meetings and paperwork for the inspection week
  • How to write effective position papers for the inspection team
  • How to help Ofsted inspectors see what your strengths are
  • What your senior leaders, governors and middle managers should know going into an inspection

The workshop is facilitated by Giles Osborne who is currently an Associate Principal at a secondary school in London. He has worked in a range of good and outstanding schools and was formerly an advisor to Kent LEA and a Senior University Lecturer at Brighton, Cambridge and Canterbury Christ Church. He is a national trainer for Analyse School Performance and is currently supporting academy chains as an Improvement Partner on preparation for Ofsted and data strategy, as well as working with a range of alternative provisions. He is the co-creator of ‘TEAM’, the National Database for SEMH schools and PRUs and a national bench marking tool and progress model.


Preparation for Ofsted
Please be aware that if you cancel your place less than 2 weeks before the workshop takes place, or fail to attend, your school will still be charged the full cost.

Rushey Mead Academy
Melton Road