Don't prepare written case studies
Ofsted doesn't collect written pupil case studies as evidence. Instead, inspectors will gather first-hand evidence during an inspection by talking to and observing pupils. Ofsted told us this.
Familiarise yourself with what these observations will involve and which groups of pupils inspectors are likely to focus on, so you can prepare your staff.
Inspectors will collect first-hand evidence
As part of their evaluation, inspectors will:
- Have formal and informal conversations with a wide range of pupils and in a range of situations, including outside of lessons
- Ask pupils about their experiences of teaching, learning and behaviour in the school
This is set out in paragraphs 236 to 238 of the School Inspection Handbook.
Understand what pupils have learned and how their teachers help them to learn new curriculum content (236) Talk to and observe pupils (237): At the start and finish of the school day During lunchtime, including in the dining hall During breaktimes or playtimes During assemblies