Ofsted update - January 2017

    Published: 03 January 2017

    Inspection Myth Busting!

    Sean Harford HMI, National Director, Education, says that detailed and elaborate marking is not required by inspectors and there is little research evidence to suggest that it has any significant impact on promoting pupils’ achievement. Check out the Section 5 School Inspection Handbook paragraph 28 for clarity.

    Governors are all entitled to know in confidence the provisional outcome of an inspection, whether they have attended the feedback meeting or not. Similarly, when the draft report is shared with the school, all governor representatives are entitled to see the report, along with relevant senior personnel as determined by the school.

    As part of induction to staff new to a school whether an NQT or not, the up to date child protection and staff behaviour policies (sometimes called code of conduct) should be made available together with a copy of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. In addition, they should have clear guidance about the role of the designated safeguarding lead.

    Source: School Inspection Update November 2016

    Pupil Premium Conditions of Grant 2017-18

    Pupils in the reception year to Year 6 - £1320
    Pupils in Years 7 to 11 - £935
    Children Looked after - £1900
    Post-LAC children (adopted, special guardianship, residence order) - £1900
    Service children - £300

    January 2017