A short history of Ofsted short inspections | Philip Nye

Is it proportionate for schools with a good inspection rating to receive inspections the same in length and scope to those received by schools which had exhibited weaknesses in the recent past?

That, in short, was the thinking when new, short inspections for schools with good ratings were introduced by Sir Michael Wilshaw in September 2015.

Ofsted has now launched a consultation on the operation of short inspections [PDF] – so what can we say about how they’ve worked so far?
The detail

It’s worth reminding ourselves briefly how short inspections work.

The purpose of a short…

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