Update July 2012: There are four main aspects to the revised Ofsted schedule, which comes into force in September 2012: Leadership and management, quality of teaching, achievement, and the behaviour and safety of children, plus an overall judgement on the effectiveness of the school. Access the School Inspection Handbook (pub Aug 2012, reissued from June 2012)
Track down the latest Ofsted documents here.
The September 2012 Ofsted framework reports on the four key areas: Leadership and management, quality of teaching, achievement, and the behaviour and safety of children, plus an overall judgement on the effectiveness of the school.
How to complain to Ofsted:
General advice from Ofsted about making complaints can be accessed here.
To make a complaint about Ofsted itself, or raise a concern about an aspect of the inspection, click here.
Guidance for parents on how to make a complaint about a school is here. (Add this link to your school website?)
Some still useful documents on the old (2009) inspection framework are tucked away in archived zipped files - see the post on “What might Ofsted ask you?” for links to Inspectors’ sample questions about Governance from the 2009 schedule (not a separate judgement since 2012, but part of the leadership section).
Download these from Ofsted:
- Guidance for Inspectors on conducting inspections in January 2012 (word doc or pdf) NB Now superseded by September guidance
- Briefing notes for inspectors on current issues: Schools and Inspection Bulletin for Inspectors – September 2011