Event Summary

All schools are due an inspection by 2025.  In April, Ofsted published its new five-year strategy for the Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and the Government has recently published its Schools White Paper and SEND Green Paper.  In addition, this Autumn marks the first anniversary of the return to Ofsted Inspections.  This September, join us at our timely, established, and highly respected, bi-annual School Inspections Conference. This year the conference will run in a hybrid format, with both face-face and online access available.

The lockdown caused an unprecedented impact on education.  We will look at the challenges and successes for schools in the unchartered territory of post-lockdown inspections.  Schools, inspectors, and key practitioners will share what they’ve learnt that can inform schools still waiting for inspections.  We’ll examine new areas of focus, like sexual harassment, and the continually evolving challenges around safeguarding.

With the target for all schools to become Academies within MATs by 2030, how will the inspection regime adapt to support this? The Government also means to build on the work of the Oak National Academy, through a new body, to provide curriculum maps and resources.  With new research reviews in every subject, Ofsted will look at how well each subject is being planned and taught across the country. What will this mean for your school curriculum and future inspections?

Choose to attend face-face or online.

Key Points

  • You will gain in-depth insights into Ofsted’s new five-year strategy.
  • Learn about Ofsted’s new research reviews for each national curriculum subject, describing what a good curriculum looks like, such as in history or maths.
  • Learn how the Schools White Paper could impact inspections, including implications for regulation, greater simplification, and fairness.
  • You’ll hear first-hand experiences from schools who have gone through both the shorter and fuller inspections since last September.
  • You will hear from schools who’ve retained their status, and those who’ve changed.
  • We will focus on the experiences of outstanding schools. Newly prioritised under the EIF since last September, half of inspected outstanding schools have lost their outstanding status.  Useful case studies will share how can you retain/ regain it.
  • Learn how to present robust evidence and identify priorities for improvement, including: the Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Leadership and Management and the Personal Development of Pupils.
  • Following Ofsted’s rapid review into sexual abuse in schools, we’ll share best practice examples on how you can demonstrate that your processes for tackling sexual harassment, online sexual abuse, and sexual violence are effective.
  • Useful case studies will highlight how to showcase SEND and safeguarding provision.   We’ll look at the SEND Green Paper and what it could mean for inspections.
  • Get invaluable tips on how schools, who have undergone inspection from 2021, presented the impact of Covid-19 on their school and their recovery journey.
  • We’ll spotlight a variety of schools: MATs and Academies, primary and secondary, and SEND provision.

Venue Details and Access

In-person – The conference will take place in the auditorium at the Institution of Structural Engineers, Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS.

Attend this half-day event 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.