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See examples of headteachers' reports to governors based on the 2019 Ofsted framework.

Ofsted framework: areas of judgement 

Ofsted will make graded judgements in the following areas:

  • Overall effectiveness
  • Quality of education
  • Behaviour and attitudes
  • Personal development
  • Leadership and management

Get more information on what's changed under the new framework in our summary article, and see the latest handbook changes for September 2021.

Below, we look at examples of reports from the headteacher to the governing board, based on the areas outlined above.

Primary examples


St Martin's Catholic Primary School in Halton has a report from autumn 2019 based on the new Ofsted framework. 

In the section on 'quality of education' it covers: 

  • Curriculum strengths and areas for development 
  • Opportunities for gaining cultural capital
  • Assessment, including targets for each Key Stage


Cockwood Primary School in Exeter has a spring term 2021 leadership report for governors.

In the section on 'leadership and management', it addresses:

  • Attendance during COVID-19
  • Remote learning engagement and feedback from parents

Secondary examples

Blacon High School in Cheshire has a headteacher's report from

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