They inspected for 5 days, gave loads of notice and took months to report back. The visit was the first monitoring inspection since the school was judged to require improvement following the section 5 inspection in October 2012. Monitoring visits from Ofsted changed under the new framework. 2. If the date of a section 5 inspection of a faith group school is changed, then the relevant ISP shall advise the affected faith group as soon as practicable after the decision to change the date of the section 5 inspection has been made. the quality of education, we will convert the section 8 inspection to a section 5 inspection immediately. Ofsted is required to inspect at prescribed intervals all schools to which section 5 applies. In preparation for back to school we have published our updated Section 5 and Section 8 school inspection handbooks. It is important to note that schools may request an early inspection through their relevant regions, if they wish. What it’s like to attend this school. Where a Section 5 looks at everything, a Section 8 will focus on your biggest weakness. Link to this comment. However, if we find some evidence that the school could now be better than good or that standards may be declining, then the next inspection will be a section 5 inspection. In this act, the regular two-day inspection is described in section 5 and ‘other inspection’ in section 8 (in England). We spoke with pupils and observed them learning. Ofsted is currently consulting on further changes to short inspections. 10 The regulations set the interval for section 5 inspections as ‘within five school years from the end of the school year in which the last section 5 inspection took place’. The purpose of this inspection is to confirm whether the school remains good and that safeguarding is effective. The consultation has now closed and Ofsted is reviewing the responses. It was inspected towards the end of 2011 under the old framework and graded Outstanding. ‘Ofsted inspections: myths’ 5 also applies to all section 8 inspections. 12. From: Ofsted. It’s essential to have an honest, challenging, professional dialogue with senior leaders. Section 8(1) 3 of the Education Act 2005 requires HMCI to inspect and report on any school or class of school in England, when requested to do so by the Secretary of State. We look at the differences and what you can now expect. However, some good schools will automatically receive a full section 5 inspection instead of a section 8 short inspection, and this will occur when Ofsted’s risk assessment process indicates that the quality of provision may have deteriorated significantly. “Short inspections provide schools with the opportunity to share with the HMI how they are sustaining and continuing to improve the good quality of education for pupils.” “The HMI will plan inspections so that leaders and governors have time to present evidence This is called a section 8 inspection of a good school. 1 Ofsted does not give graded judgements on a section 8 inspection of a good school, but if we find some evidence that the school would now be better than good, or standards may be declining, we will conduct a full inspection with graded judgements, which we call a section 5 inspection. Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas 9. School inspection is currently set out in legislation through the Education Act 2005. school of the inspection will generally be the same as that for section 5 inspections. This is called a section 8 inspection of a good school or non-exempt outstanding school. As promised earlier this year, we remain committed to making as few changes as possible to these documents. Ofsted is proposing that 'outstanding' schools will receive a section 8 inspection every 4 or 5 years. This is why a conversion to section 5 is necessary in some circumstances since only a section 5 inspection can change a school’s grade. It was carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. We do not give graded judgements on a section 8 inspection. This inspection was conducted under section 8 of the Education Act 2005 and in accordance with Ofsted’s published procedures for a no formal designation inspection of schools. a section 8 inspection of a good school or non-exempt outstanding school. On a section 8 short inspection, it’s important to begin with the mind-set that ‘this is a good school’. Information about this inspection We carried out this inspection under section 5 of the Education Act 2005. Article tools. What the reports look like. Looking specifically at mainstream secondary schools’ section 5 or 8 inspections, there have been remarkably few published – but there are already common themes emerging. Start your free trial Become a member Log in to your account. Be ready for your next section 8 inspection. 11. Preparing for a Section 8 (One Day) Inspection for Schools Previously Judged to be Good. HMI must make the purpose of the inspection clear during the initial telephone contact with the headteacher. Published 15 June 2015 Last updated 17 July 2018 — see all updates. It gives me great pleasure to attach the very latest Ofsted report. About 20 per cent of good schools will be selected for a full section 5 inspection rather than a section 8 short inspection. 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