Ofsted have focussed a lot on reading recently. So much so that it seems an inspection team can be guarenteed to ask to listen to the weakest readers read. Being able to say this with confidence comes from experience.
Ofsted are looking, and say this in their guidance, for the ways in which a school teaches its weakest to read.
Although maybe not specialists the inspectors want to listen to whether the students have been equipped with the correct strategies that help them to access the text on the page.
The questions they are likely to ask the students are whether they are involved in any sort of intervention that helps them, how often they read and if they choose to read for pleasure outside of school time.
I will no doubt talk in more detail about my experience of an inspection and what was covered in regards to reading…
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