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Become Your School’s Resident Inspector

“Excellent course – really took the fear out of an inspection.  Felt afterwards that I might even embrace one!” Assistant Headteacher course attendee

“An absolute must for senior leaders – particularly those in charge of Quality of Education to prepare for inspections and to align and improve QA.” Elizabeth Black, Assistant Headteacher – The Radclyffe School

“A well-constructed training day packed full of little gems. The day reinforced significant key messages and was a great consolidation of “must knows” regarding inspection and school improvement.”  Rorick Houghton, Deputy Head – Hyde High School

“This course is really effective at providing appropriate information and myth-busting facts about the Ofsted inspection framework. All done with a great sense of humour too! Thank you.” Jennifer Wakelam, Head of School, Moorcroft Wood Primary

“CPD was very informative, packed with knowledge and delivered in a personable style. It has given an amazing insight into the Ofsted process and allowed for forward thinking for the next steps within our academies.” Nicola Jablonski, Academy Effectiveness, South Pennine Academies

Our renowned Become Your School’s Resident Inspector training course is updated every time there are changes to the school inspection handbook. Demand for this course has recently focused on ‘in-house’ provision for a MAT or other group of schools – a cost-effective way for senior or middle leaders across a trust to access the training.

£250 per person

“The training course was excellent. I felt enthused at the end and eager to return to work and implement some of the things discussed during the day.” Paul Douglass, Deputy Headteacher – Sandal Primary School and Nursery

Developed by experienced senior Ofsted inspectors, this one-day training course will provide you with the information you need to ensure that you understand what to expect from an inspection under the Education Inspection Framework.

Building upon the latest school inspection handbook, the course has been designed to ensure that participants understand the key changes to the new framework, with a particular focus on deep dives.

“Detailed and in-depth discussion about the deep dive process which built my confidence.” Claire Taylor, Assistant Head, Bowling Park

The day will include:

  • Preparing for the 90 minutes phone call – have you got all the necessary information ready for this?
  • How senior leaders can influence and manage the process for the deep dive element of the inspection.
  • Ensuringand assuring a quality curriculum for each subject. Are your curriculum leaders ready to work alongside inspectors on the deep dive?
  • What to expect from visits to lessons, book scrutiny and pupil discussion.
  • What teachers will be expected to demonstrate in terms of the content and sequencing of learning within their subject.

“Resources were of high quality. The expertise of the trainer enabled anecdotes to enliven issues raised.” Joanna Speak, Poplars Farm Primary

Our trainer has first-hand knowledge and experience gained through undertaking many school inspections over more than 20 years.

This course has recently been adapted as a two hour twilight for heads of departments at a range of Outwood Grange Academies. Feedback has been excellent:

“An extremely useful training course which gave an insight into the new framework and what to expect during an inspection.” Erica Hartley-Dodd, OA Freeston – English

“As a HoD for a multi-discipline department of seven subjects the B11 course gave me condience in what to expect of an inspection and the ability to communicate that to my team.” Kate Staniforth, Outwood Grange Academy – Head of Social Sciences

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