The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) inspect schools and other educational settings. In this section of the Better Governor website, you will be able to find articles and resources which highlight, summarise and synthesise information and guidance relating to Ofsted and school inspections which is of relevance to all governing bodies.
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools annual report for 2015-16 was published in early December. This article reviews his comments on school governance. Read more....
‘Improving Governance’ in Complex and Challenging Circumstances is a new report just published by Ofsted. The report summarises an Ofsted survey of improving schools and focuses on their governance arrangements. Read more...
This month's Ofsted school inspection update reflects on the year so far with a focus on short inspections carried out in previously good schools.
This article explores the role of school governors in relation to the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in their school.
This article reflects on recent comments made by Sir Michael Wilshaw, Head of Ofsted and explores how governing bodies can ensure that governance in their school is professional and not "amateurish."
This article explores how we define 'disadvantaged pupil' in our schools and what it means in relation to 'closing the gap'. Most importantly, how do governors ensure that no child is left behind?
This article explores the key elements of Ofsted's new short inspections, for good schools, which was introduced since September 2015.
Ofsted have consulted on the new framework, published the outcomes of the consultation, briefed Headteacher associations and Teacher unions, and published materials where they will be used in all inspections from September 2015 onwards.
This subscriber video explores the key implications of the new Ofsted short inspections for governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools in England.
This subscriber content video outlines the key changes in new Ofsted framework introduced in September 2015. Its focus is on what governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools in England need to know. This video applies to Governors in maintained schools, academies and free schools in England.