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Event Summary

All schools are due an inspection by 2025. Following the lift of the previous exemption placed on Outstanding schools from inspection in 2020, over 80% of schools that had a graded inspection last year did not retain their outstanding grade. Around a fifth of these schools were rated requires improvement or inadequate.*

Join Westminster Insight’s timely CPD-Accredited School Inspections conference as we address the key challenges to obtaining a good or outstanding inspection

We will spotlight best practice case studies from a variety of schools including those who have recently received an outstanding rating. Hear from experts in school improvement about their journey to turn around schools, including schools that have gone from ‘requires improvement’ and ‘special measures’ to ‘good’.

Our experienced school leaders will share their expert guidance for leadership and management. Hear how to foster a culture of strong, shared values and put in place policies and practices that promote high-quality and inclusive education. Working with your school’s strengths and weaknesses, learn how to improve outcomes and demonstrate to Ofsted your knowledge of staff and pupils.

With increasing attention on SEND provision and the new inspection criteria set to be released in 2023, hear how to ensure your school is prepared to meet new expectations. How can you design an inclusive curriculum without differentiating the learning objectives you give your pupils? Understand what to expect from a curriculum Deep Dive.  A Deep Dive can also be daunting for pupils. We will discuss how to develop pupils’ oracy skills and provide them with the confidence to articulate their learning.

Take inspiration on how to make the best possible first impression with your schools’ culture, behaviour and attitudes.

Choose to attend in-person or online.

 *Ofsted Press Release, April 2022,  and November 2022

Key Points

  • Understanding the process of Ofsted inspections and new areas of focus for school improvement
  • Lessons learnt from schools that have been recently inspected
  • Making the best possible first-impression to inspectors
  • Designing and demonstrating an outstanding curriculum and being deep-dive ready
  • Enriching personal development: preparing pupils for their next destination and showcasing this
  • Meeting and exceeding Ofsted expectations in safeguarding
  • Understanding what is expected under new 2023 SEND inspections
  • Creating an inclusive curriculum and providing the support each pupil needs to excel

Venue Details and Access

In-person – This conference will take place at the IStructE – Institute of Structural Engineers in Central London. Attend in-person to network, build relationships and learn from your peers .

Online – The conference will be recorded and live streamed via a custom digital platform. The content will be available on demand for 14 days.