Key Points
  • Clarify what needs to be done to prepare for an Ofsted inspection now that the framework has changed
  • Hear how to manage the new pre-inspection and the inspection process on the day to secure the best possible result for your school


Overview
Whilst recognising that everyone’s experience of an inspection is different, Simon Potten, Headteacher at Oakwood School in Horley, will be sharing valuable tips on how to make the process as positive and useful as possible. As a senior leader in secondary education for 18 years, our workshop leader has experienced various Ofsted inspections in a variety of different contexts and settings.

Our workshop host will be running an interactive, informative session from which you’ll take away useful tips on how to prepare for the new Ofsted inspection process. There will be an opportunity to discuss different approaches, hear some real-life case-studies and ask questions to address any worries and allay any fears and misconceptions that you may have.

With nearly 30 years’ of experience, Simon will provide clarity on what needs to be done to effectively prepare for the inspection.

About your workshop leader:

Simon Potten is currently serving as Headteacher of Oakwood School in Horley, Surrey - an 11-16 Secondary School of approximately 1000 students.

Having worked in a variety of secondary school settings, Simon has been a qualified teacher for 29 years. He has been responsible for helping take one school out of special measures, having previously been listed as the 16th worst school in the country.

Simon has been a Senior Leader in schools for 18 years and Oakwood School is his second headship, having previously embarked on a headship at Robertsbridge Community College in East Sussex. Leading both schools to improved outcomes and standards, subsequent successful Ofsted inspections led both institutions being rewarded with solid "good" gradings. He left Robertsbridge as one of the top 10% most improved schools for progress nationally.


Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration

 

09:00 - 09:40
The New Framework and Implications for Schools

 
  • What’s new?
  • School response

09:40 - 10:30
Managing the Pre-Inspection Process

 
  • Self-evaluation and key lines of enquiry
  • From phone-call to arrival

10:30 - 11:20
Managing Day One

 
  • Establishing a clear programme
  • The school community and its role

11:20 - 11:40
Coffee Break

 

11:40 - 12:30
Managing Day Two

 
  • Problems, pitfalls and flexibility
  • Staff/Inspector liaison and communication

12:30 - 13:00
Summary – Do’s and Don’ts

 
  • Q&A
  • Case studies

13:00 - 13:00
Close

 

End

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Simon Potten

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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