Updated guidance from Ofsted – timing of school inspections

Updated guidance from Ofsted – timing of school inspections

Author: Ruth MurtonDate posted: June 2017

Ofsted have updated and republished a policy statement detailing how and when the majority of new schools and schools that have undergone a change in status, will be inspected. The aim of the update is to provide greater clarity of the process.

This policy statement affects new schools, including free schools, as well as former maintained schools which have converted to academy status.

This article gives an overview of the policy statement and explains what schools can expect in terms of timing of inspection.

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