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Documentation required for an Ofsted inspection

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Last updated on 19 February 2018
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Which documents will inspectors ask for during an inspection? We outline which documents inspectors will ask to be made available for the start of an inspection, and summarise guidance on how to present this information. You will also find a downloadable KeyDoc listing all the documentation.

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  1. 1 Documents requested for the start of an inspection
  2. 2 Format
  3. 3 Presenting specific information
  4. 4 Documents in lessons
  5. 5 Checking of personnel files 
  6. 6 LA involvement
  7. 7 Inspectors' planning

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