Aims • Outline the framework • Look at the information inspectors use • Consider the implications of judgements
Inspection 2012 Inspections report on the ‘quality of education provided by the school’ and must give priority to: • The achievement of pupils at the school • The quality of teaching in the school • The behaviour and safety of pupils at the school • The quality of leadership and management in the school • Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development • A judgement of overall effectiveness
Important changes from previous schedule • One day notice • No ‘satisfactory’ grade – replaced with ‘requires improvement’ • Grade 3 is ‘not good’ • Only 5 key judgements • New self evaluation • Focus on literacy • Much more demanding grades for teaching • Use of anonymised PM records
What will they know about you? • Previous Inspection Report • Parent View • The school website • Raise Online • Any ‘qualifying’ complaint
Hearing a pupil read • HMI asked a group of Year 9 pupils to choose and read their best piece of work from their books. He then asked them to find a marking comment on their work which had been helpful, and they had to explain to the HMI, how it had helped them to improve. • What evidence can this supply?
Hearing a pupil read • Evidence about: • Achievement • Fluency in reading • Competence in writing • Oracy • Pupils understanding of pride in work (SMSC) • Level of challenge in the work • Quality of marking • Helpfulness of marking • Pupils’ understanding of their own progress and achievement • Curriculum (breadth, balance, pupils’ interests)
Outcomes Requires improvement • Support from HMI visit within 4-6 weeks • School has to produce an adequate plan to address the issues • Up to 4 HMI days • Re-inspection within two years
Outcomes Serious Weakness • School and LA produce an appropriate action plan within 10 days of receiving the report • School supported by linked HMI • First visit in 4-6 weeks • Up to 4 HMI days • Two further monitoring visits over 18 months then re-inspection • Likely to be under pressure to make structural changes • If there is no improvement the school will be placed into special measures
Outcomes Special Measures • LA to submit a statement and a plan of action to HMCI within 10 days of report • School may not be allowed NQTs • Up to 5 monitoring visits over 18 months • If the HMI considers the school has made sufficient progress the school can be moved out of SM • Full re-inspection after 18 months • If there is insufficient progress the Secretary of State may ask the LA to consider the options open to it – sponsored academy, or new sponsor.