Last reviewed on 10 August 2021
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Download our list of questions Ofsted inspectors might ask. You'll find questions related to COVID-19, covering topics like how you've delivered remote learning, helped pupils catch up and supported your staff during the pandemic.

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 the kinds of things inspectors may focus on. 

Questions about your curriculum

Inspectors will only ask you these questions if you're a subject/phase/department/year group leader (or similar). If your leadership relates to another area (for instance, personal development or behaviour), use the list of questions in the section below.

This resource is based on questions that middle leaders/subject leaders in 8 schools have been asked about their