Course Summary

Join this one-day, online training course to improve your confidence and understanding of school inspections. You will be guided through monitoring and self-assessment by our expert trainer, Mark Sims, a Former HMI.

In this highly practical and interactive training, Mark will guide you through a learning walk, lesson visits, observations, meetings with subject leaders and pupils, and workbook scrutiny. He will share guidance on how to carry out a curriculum deep dive and discuss the methodology for interviews and questionnaires.

Compare different scenarios and understand Ofsted expectations though the lens of an inspector. What happens during an inspection?  How do you ensure that your staff understand their roles and responsibilities?  What types of questions can subject leaders and pupils expect during an inspection?

Learn how to identify your school’s strengths and weaknesses for improvement to ensure your school meets the highest standards.  Take away tips and guidance for carrying out monitoring and self-assessment, and best-fit practices for improving teaching, learning, and safeguarding.

You will have the opportunity to raise your challenges in a confidential setting and receive feedback from our experienced trainer and peers in the sector.