Heads to receive 'almost no notice' of inspection
Ofsted has announced that from September headteachers will receive 'almost no notice' of inspection.
In a statement announcing the results of its consultation on changes to inspection arrangements, the organisation said:
'Under the new arrangements, schools will receive almost no notice of an inspection with inspectors calling headteachers the afternoon before an inspection takes place. Ofsted proposed conducting school inspections without any notice but listened to headteachers' concerns about this during the consultation. Calling the working day before an inspection will enable headteachers to make any necessary logistical arrangements including notifying parents and governors of the inspection. Parents can be reassured that inspectors are seeing schools as they really are.'
Since January schools have been getting to grips with the new inspection framework. Headteacher David Fitzsimmons shares his experiences.