Ofsted is consulting on proposals for changes to short inspections for "good" schools, namely:

  • Extending the window for the conversion of short inspections into section 5 inspections to take place within a maximum of 15 working days after the short inspection, from the current 48-hour period.
  • Some schools receiving a section 5 inspection of a short inspection where Ofsted's risk assessment indicates that inspectors may need to gather more evidence to reach a judgement about the school.
SCHOOLS NorthEast will reply to the consultation on behalf of schools in the region but we would first like to hear from school leaders.

We would really appreciate you taking the time to fill out this survey, which will determine the content of our submission.

* 1. To what extent do you agree or disagree with Ofsted's proposal to extend the window of conversion for a short inspection to a section 5 inspection from the current 48 hours to within a maximum of 15 working days?

* 2. To what extent do you agree or disagree with Ofsted's proposal that schools whose short inspections are likely to convert should instead receive a full section 5 inspection from the outset?

* 3. What factors should Ofsted take into account when considering whether to conduct a section 5 inspection of a good school from the outset, rather than a short inspection that may then convert?

* 4. Please use this box to leave any other comments or suggestions that you would like SCHOOLS NorthEast to incorporate into our response

* 5. Contact Information

Thank you very much for taking the time to respond to this consultation. Your input is very much appreciated.

If you have any further comments related to the SCHOOLS NorthEast submission to this consultation, please feel free to contact us; info@schoolsnortheast.com.
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