School governors and inspection; Sean Harford’s blog

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Sean Harford, HMI and Ofsted’s National  Director Education, has recently written a blog on governors and Ofsted inspections. The blog is published here with Sean’s permission. The original can be read here.

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting around 130 National Co-ordinators of Governor Services (NCOGS) at their conference in Nottingham. We had a lively session about Ofsted’s new inspection framework – alongside an equally active Twitter exchange!

I’m sure many of the topics that came up will be of interest to others, so, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the discussion here.

Short inspections
There were questions from the floor about short inspections and the possibility of one hanging over a weekend if it was converted to a full two-day section 5 inspection.

That’s not ideal for the school and we can and will avoid this by…

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