Ofsted will take COVID-19 into account
While COVID-19 is no longer a separate section in the school inspection handbook, Ofsted will consider it when inspecting your school.
Be aware that inspectors will use the preparation phone call with your headteacher to:
- Agree any safety protocols the inspection team need to follow if your school has pupils or staff who are particularly at risk of COVID-19
- Have an educationally-focused conversation about the school's progress since the previous inspection, including the impact of COVID-19
Your headteacher might need your input if the inspector asks questions related to safeguarding, school development plans, compliance with regulations (including coronavirus restrictions), and any impact of COVID-19 on the school's finances (for example, as a result of remote education or curriculum changes).
Brush up on what happens during a graded or ungraded inspection, so you know what to expect.