This briefing sets out the key features of the Ofsted school inspection framework document and the timing and process of school inspection. It also sets out some information and guidance related to the NUT’s policy work on school inspection.
This guide sets out practical advice for NUT school representatives, school NUT groups and individual members to minimise stress and workload related to school inspection. The document also clarifies some misconceptions and myths related to Ofsted inspection.
This Ofsted document represents a significant breakthrough in the talks with Government on teachers’ workload.
Union pressure has resulted in the publication by Ofsted of an important document that clarifies what Ofsted DOES NOT expect schools to do or provide during and before inspection. This should help to dispel myths about Ofsted expectations that are resulting in excessive workload for teachers and provide members with the ammunition they may need to gain agreement at school level about the expectations on teachers in preparation for or during an Ofsted inspection. It has been updated with further concessions which make clear that Ofsted does not expect to see deep or extended marking of pupils’ work or a written record of oral feedback where given.
This survey explored teachers’ attitudes on the school inspection framework in place from January 2013-September 2014 and the impact Ofsted has on working conditions and school improvement. The survey, carried out in October 2013, sought information on how the inspection affected members and other school staff as well as general views of the Ofsted inspection regime.
This briefing gives advice on how Ofsted inspectors may scrutinise pay policies and pay progression information during inspections. It provides information on the current relevant Ofsted requirements relating to leadership and management and what inspectors will look for during a Section 5 inspection visit.
In April 2010 Ofsted introduced a common inspection framework for all Children’s Centres. This document offers guidance on the inspection framework for NUT members and Children’s Centres representatives.
This document contains the NUT’s policy on and proposals for the evaluation of schools and teachers. It covers topics including inspection, self-evaluation, the role of local authorities and national school accountability mechanisms.