Ofsted is proposing a change in approach. You can read about it here.
In essence, it means that where a one-day inspection is converted to a two-day inspection – because there’s evidence that the current inspection judgement could move up or down – then that second day will happen up to 15 days later.
For larger schools this follow-on inspection would last two days, meaning some schools could experience three days of inspection in total.
The exception to this extended window would be if safeguarding concerns are identified, in which case the follow-on inspection would happen…
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