Last reviewed on 10 August 2021
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Download our lists of questions Ofsted inspectors might ask. You'll find questions related to COVID-19, how you've delivered remote learning, your approach to sexual harassment and how you've supported staff wellbeing

Recent updates

Ofsted has updated its School Inspection Handbook (get details of the changes here) to include questions related to harmful sexual behaviour, staff working outside of their specialist subject area, and the use of tutors to help pupils catch up after COVID-19.

We've worked with our associate expert, Nina Siddall-Ward, to develop new questions based on the changes to the handbook. We don't know if these questions will be asked, but they'll give you an idea of what inspectors may focus on. 

Questions about your curriculum

As the headteacher or senior leader, be prepared for inspectors to ask you a few top-level questions about:

Inspectors won't ask you most of the questions on our list if you have middle leaders who are in charge of subjects, phases, departments and/or classes – most of these questions will be aimed at your middle leaders instead. However, if subject leadership responsibilities sit with you, expect inspectors to ask you