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Ofsted Update

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Time:  9.30am – 12.30pm

Virtual course

Member – £99
Non-Member – £149

Facilitator – Philippa Ollerhead

This course will enable school leaders to manage and reduce the stress associated with school inspection, through excellent leadership practice, embedding school improvement into the annual quality cycle and taking account of best practice.

The course will include the latest updates on Ofsted allowing you the opportunity to examine each aspect of inspection in relation to your own school. In doing so, you will be able to learn how to improve all aspects of school leadership and ensure that the education your pupils receive is the best experience possible.

There will be a focus on curriculum, deep dives and pastoral care, sharing strategies on how to present your evidence in a succinct and accessible format.

You will learn how to integrate best practice models into every aspect of school leadership. You will have the opportunity to examine the suitability of your self-evaluation and action planning to communicate your school effectively to parents, staff and governors.


The course will help you to use the framework to bring about school improvement by:
•    Understanding what Ofsted does not want you to do, enabling you to reduce stress and workload for yourself and your staff
•    Interpreting the inspection framework and handbook to embrace good practice and support you to bring about school improvement
•    Discussing and develop your curriculum and pastoral care plan and strategies
•    Evaluating your behaviour policy for effectiveness and impact
•    Preparing staff for the deep dive process and conversation
•    Ensuring that your self-evaluation is accurate
•    Understanding how strategic planning can be successful
•    Developing clear and measurable success criteria for improvement
•    Ensuring that all staff and governors are well prepared and understand what to expect during an inspection


What are people saying about this course?

Surpassed our expectations. Very valuable use of time which will have a huge impact.” Joanna – Deputy Head teacher and Tina, Head teacher
“Really knowledgeable provider with practical advice. The pack provided as part of the course is really supportive in helping you to check everything is in place. I would highly recommend.” – Janice, Head Teacher, 2023
“Very clear and direct delivery with useful and actionable suggestions.  Thank you …so knowledgeable and easy to listen to!” – Neena, Head Teacher, 2023
“Just absolutely fantastic to give us such a useful overview and all those tips to help, and with such a common sense approach. Thank you so much.” – Debbie, 2023
“Excellent! A mixture of practical advice along with imparting knowledge was superb. I attended this last year but still found this incredibly useful.” – Delegate, 2023
“Reassuring, professional and clear with good responses to the questions.” – Joann, Head Teacher, 2023
“The session was clear and informative. It gave the participants a clear road map and to do list to ensure that you are fully prepared for an inspection.” – Head Teacher, Surrey, 2024 


School leaders – Head teachers, Deputy head teachers and SLT including SBLs. Primary, Secondary, Special and APs suitable.


Philippa Ollerhead

Philippa has had a long career in education, having been a Head of English, a Vice Principal of a large sixth form college in Greater Manchester, Head teacher of a pupil referral unit and Head teacher of a secondary alternative provision school. She is formally trained every academic year in the common inspection framework in order to prepare primary and secondary schools for Ofsted visits.  Philippa is a training partner for the NAHT, delivering courses for Head teachers across the country, in subjects such as Removing the Stress from Ofsted Inspections, Safeguarding, Financial Transparency for Maintained Schools, Growing MAT structures and An Introduction to Executive Headship.  Philippa has been an education improvement adviser for 8 years and works with schools in all sectors around the country supporting school leaders.


September 18
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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