Key Points
  • Learn from a variety of schools who have gone through short and long inspections under the new 2019 EIF
  • Get to grips with key changes to the EIF and Ofsted guidance since inspections resumed in 2021
  • Leave with a deeper understanding of how to support your school before, during and after inspection
  • Demonstrate to inspectors your school's response and recovery plans to COVID-19
  • Understand how to achieve Outstanding on behaviour and attitudes, leadership and management, personal development and quality of education
  • Showcase your SEND and safeguarding provision


Overview
Speakers Include

  • Nick Butt, Director, Carousel Education and Former Ofsted Lead Inspector
  • Naheeda Maharasingam, Headteacher, Rathfern Primary School (Ofsted Outstanding)
  • Stuart Lock, CEO, Advantage Schools (Primary - Ofsted Good, and Secondary - Ofsted Outstanding)
  • Tim Oates CBE, Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment and Member of the Ofsted Curriculum Advisory Group
  • Rachel Smith, Headteacher, Beaconsfield High (Ofsted Outstanding)
  • Karen Pilling, SEND Expert and Acting Deputy Head, Chapel Street Community Primary School (Ofsted Good)
  • Alison Haynes and Hannah Cassidy, Vice Principals, Liverpool College (Ofsted Outstanding)
  • Patricia Hanley, Headteacher and Nick Prempeh, Assistant Head of Inclusion, Behaviour and Special Educational Needs, Westside School (Ofsted Outstanding)
  • Maria Strauss, Partner, Farrer and Co


Ofsted has been asked by Government to inspect all schools by summer 2025, to give a quicker assessment of how well education is recovering from the pandemic. With ‘outstanding’ schools no longer exempt, it is vital that every school is prepared for an inspection.

Attend Westminster Insight’s Ofsted Inspections conference to hear first-hand experience from schools who have successfully gone through both the shorter and fuller inspections under the resumed 2019 Education Inspection Framework (EIF).

Get up to date with the key changes to Ofsted’s inspection handbooks due to the pandemic and hear how schools who have undergone inspection from 2021 presented the impact of Covid-19 on their school and their recovery journey.

Learn how to present robust evidence and identify priorities for improvement under each focus area of the EIF, including; the Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Leadership and Management and the Personal Development of Pupils.

Following Ofsted’s rapid review into sexual abuse in schools, attend to hear how to demonstrate to inspectors that your processes for tackling sexual harassment, online sexual abuse and sexual violence are effective.

Don’t miss this opportunity to ensure your school clearly understands how to meet Ofsted’s expectations and is inspection ready at all times.

Agenda
Start

09:30 - 09:40
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

09:40 - 10:10
Keynote Address: Preparing for Key Changes to the Education Inspection Framework (EIF) and Ofsted Guidance

 
  • Key changes to the EIF and handbooks
  • The removal of the 'outstanding' exemption
  • Taking into account the pandemic and the disruption it has caused to schools
  • New inspection schedules and timescales
10:00 – 10:10 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Nick Butt Director, Carousel Education

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10:10 - 10:40
Panel Discussion: Accounting for the Impact of the Pandemic on Schools During Inspections

 
  • Taking into account the impact of the pandemic on the school during the inspection planning telephone call
  • Outlining the specific circumstances and context of the pandemic on your school
  • Explaining how your school operated during lockdown and how this informed decisions about your current approach to provision
  • Demonstrating your plans for education recovery and use of recovery funding especially for disadvantaged, vulnerable and SEND pupils
  • Assessing and mitigating the impact of the pandemic on each of Ofsted’s inspection criteria
10:30 – 10:40 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Naheeda Maharasingam Headteacher, Rathfern Primary School

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10:40 - 10:50
Break

 

10:50 - 11:30
Preparing for and Managing an Ofsted Inspection

 
  • Preparing for inspection from the initial phone call to arrival
  • Using your self-evaluation and identifying key lines of enquiry
  • Ensuring that all pupils, staff and governors are prepared and understand what to expect
  • Gathering and presenting your evidence clearly and succinctly
  • Preparing staff for the deep dive process and conversations
  • Examining common mistakes and how to avoid them  
Put your questions to our expert in this extended workshop session

Speakers

Stuart Lock CEO, Advantage Schools

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11:30 - 11:50
Networking Break

 
Meet your colleagues and make new connections via the virtual platform

11:50 - 12:20
Demonstrating your Curriculum and the Quality of Education

 
  • Outlining the impact of the pandemic on curriculum design and delivery and providing remote learning and online provision
  • Identifying and making up for gaps in pupils’ knowledge and returning to an ‘ambitious curriculum’
  • Defining cultural capital and implementing it in the curriculum
  • Preparing for ‘Deep Dives’ 
  • Measuring impact and effectiveness  
12:10 – 12:20 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Tim Oates CBE Director of Assessment Research and Development Cambridge Assessment & Member of the Ofsted Curriculum Advisory Group

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12:20 - 12:45
Harmful Sexual Behaviour, Bullying and Harassment

 
  • Developing a whole school behaviour policy and culture with appropriate sanctions
  • Recording and responding to incidents
  • Providing effective pastoral support
  • Recommendations from cases for creating safe schools  
12:40 – 12:45 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Maria Strauss Partner, Farrer and Co

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12:45 - 13:30
Networking Lunch

 

13:30 - 13:55
Achieving Outstanding in Leadership and Management

 
  • Wins that can be sustained long after an inspection for empowering all leaders at all levels
  • How to keep staff safe at this time 
  • Understanding the importance of mitigating against work life balance
  • Additional things we did during the pandemic to keep students safe
13:50 – 13:55 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Rachel Smith Headteacher, Beaconsfield High School *Ofsted Outstanding

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13:55 - 14:20
The Inspection of SEND provision

 
  • Preparing your school for an Ofsted inspection under the new framework
  • How practitioners can evidence SEND provision to meet requirements

14:15 – 14:20 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Karen Pilling SEND Expert and Deputy Headteacher, Chapel Street Community Primary School

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14:20 - 14:35
Networking Break

 
Meet your colleagues and make new connections via the virtual platform

14:35 - 15:00
Improving the Personal Development of Pupils

 
  • Demonstrating how the pandemic has impacted pupils’ personal development
  • Evidencing the intent to provide for the personal development of all pupils, and the quality of this provision
  • Prioritising mental health and wellbeing
  • The role of relationship and sex education (RSE) and spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development
  • Promoting equality, inclusion and diversity, values and character
  • Developing careers guidance  

14:55 – 15:00 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Hannah Cassidy Vice Principal, Liverpool College

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Alison Haynes Vice Principal, Liverpool College

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15:00 - 15:25
Improving Attendance and Attitudes Within the New Inspection Framework

 
  • Maintaining high expectations and delivering consistent and fair implementation of rules
  • Ensuring the best possible rates of attendance since the school’s re-opening
  • Improving behaviour and preventing exclusions
  • Ensuring the highest standards of safeguarding and creating an environment where pupils feel safe  
15:20 – 15:25 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Patricia Hanley Headteacher, Westside School

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Nick Prempeh Assistant Head of Inclusion, Behaviour and Special Educational Needs, Westside School

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15:25 - 15:30
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

 

End

Speakers

Rachel Smith Headteacher, Beaconsfield High School *Ofsted Outstanding

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Nick Butt Director, Carousel Education

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Hannah Cassidy Vice Principal, Liverpool College

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Patricia Hanley Headteacher, Westside School

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Alison Haynes Vice Principal, Liverpool College

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Stuart Lock CEO, Advantage Schools

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Naheeda Maharasingam Headteacher, Rathfern Primary School

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Tim Oates CBE Director of Assessment Research and Development Cambridge Assessment & Member of the Ofsted Curriculum Advisory Group

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Karen Pilling SEND Expert and Deputy Headteacher, Chapel Street Community Primary School

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Nick Prempeh Assistant Head of Inclusion, Behaviour and Special Educational Needs, Westside School

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Maria Strauss Partner, Farrer and Co

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Venue details

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