Lessons Learnt from Ofsted’s external reviews of governance and how to avoid having one…


It’s been such a busy term I haven’t had time for much blogging, so it’s with a sigh of relief the end of term is in sight, work is calming down and I have a bit of space to reflect over possibly my busiest term ever. And what is it that’s kept me so busy? Well, largely it’s been conducting external reviews of governance, twelve this term, twenty five in total since they were introduced by Ofsted in September 2012.

If you haven’t yet come across external reviews of governance you can find an explanation of their purpose and what the process entails, including an indication of cost, on the Government website.

Now Ofsted have often been criticised for cutting and pasting reports and I have been trying very hard not to produce carbon copies, but sometimes this is a challenge, because there are threads running through the governance…

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