Ofsted School Inspection update: useful information for those governing
March 16, 2017
This week, Ofsted has released its 9th School Inspection update, providing some useful clarity around “short-inspections”, safeguarding, new GCSE’s, technical qualifications and how inspectors will liaise with executive leaders and the board of trustees in multi-academy trusts (MATs).
In particular, Ofsted has made clear that the in MATs the trust board and senior executive leader will be both informed about an inspection of one of their schools and invited to attend feedback sessions. The lead inspector will also offer to meet with the MAT’s executive leader and the chair of the trust board. NGA welcomes this clarification we have previously pointed out that some inspectors remain unclear about the fact that the trust board is the accountable body in MATs.