Is Your School Ready For a Surprise Ofsted Inspection?
Published on 03/10/14
Did you know that, since September 2012, every school in the UK is required to display certain information online? Due to new regulations, brought in by both the Government and Ofsted, every school must either produce their own website, clearly displaying this information, or provide this information on a council’s website.
Over the last year it’s been hard to miss stories about surprise Ofsted inspections and, with these regulations now in place, not clearly displaying your school’s information online can even trigger a surprise inspection.
For your website to be ‘Ofsted ready’, you’ll need:
- Details of your school’s pupil premium allocation and plans to spend it in the current year. You’ll also need a statement of how the money was spent for the previous year, and the impact that it had on educational attainment of those pupils, in respect to where the grant funding was allocated.
- Details of your school’s curriculum, content and approach, by academic year and by subject. This includes details of GCSE options and other qualifications offered at KS4 or, if you’re a primary school, your approach to phonic and reading schemes.
- Where applicable, details of your school’s admission arrangements, including its selection and oversubscription criteria, published admission number and your process for applications through the local authority.
- Details of your policies on behaviour, charging and SEN and disability provision.
- Links to your Ofsted reports and DfE School Performance Tables and details of your latest attainment and progress measures as presented in the School Performance Tables.
- The latest statement of your school’s ethos and values.