Ofsted – Progress, Standards and Assessment information


What is this course about?

This course is about developing your effective practice in schools and will help you to prepare for a visit from Ofsted. The new common inspection framework and handbooks for Ofsted inspectors came into effect from September 2015 for the inspection of schools, further education and skills and early years provision.  Please click here for the Ofsted PowerPoint explaining the changes.

Please click here to see a video explanation of the changes.

Ofsted will make four key judgements as previously, but in the following renamed categories: Effectiveness of leadership and management; Quality of teaching, learning and assessment; Personal development, behaviour and welfare; and Outcomes for children and learners.


What does this course cover?

The course will explore the new Ofsted common inspection framework and identify what is required for physical education provision and practice to help you to become outstanding.  Delegates will be given the chance to observe a video of a PE lesson and reference the previous Ofsted criteria for PE subject surveys.  For primary colleagues consideration will be given as to how best to spend the PE premium.


Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for any physical education teacher, teaching assistant, coach, consultant, trainer or Ofsted inspector who is working in or with primary or secondary schools to raise the standard of physical education and school sport for children and young people and who might just have been told they have an inspection looming.   Although the Ofsted course will have a PE focus (PE video re lesson observation, PE & School Sport Premium etc.), it may have relevance to Senior Leaders who are wishing to learn about the key changes to inspection and develop their lesson observation skills for PE.


What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.


How is it assessed?

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to.  There is no formal assessment required on your part.  You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading.


How can I be confident of quality?

We have secured the services of Steven Caldecott who is a qualified inspector, trained for the Common Inspection Framework and who has a Physical Education background to take you through these changes, what Ofsted will be looking for and what they mean for your practice. He will provide an insight and a clarity to the inspection framework in particular focusing on what you can do to improve teaching to impact on progress in learning and standards and how assessment information might be used to achieve this.  Steven has had glowing testimonials about his down to earth common sense approach; his attention to detail and an ability to not take himself too seriously.


How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat.  This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon.