An Inspector Calls; Personal Ofsted experience matters

Governing Matters

Well, it was our turn! As you all know it isn’t one Inspector who calls. They hunt in packs, or three to be exact!

We had undergone quite a major change at our school. Following the resignation and departure of the Head in December we appointed an Interim and, subsequently, successfully appointed to the substantive post. Our last inspection was in 2010 before we converted to academy status. So, the fact that we had a new headteacher and had not been inspected since conversion meant an inspection may be on the cards, possibly sooner rather than later. Both I (Vice Chair) and the Chair, Steve, have been in post for less than a full academic year so there we were, relatively newbies with a new headteacher awaiting the inevitable. I had been preparing for an inspection for some time. I had started to put together a document which lists questions…

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