Last reviewed on 3 September 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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Learn what questions Ofsted inspectors might ask school business managers (SBMs) during an inspection under the 2019 Ofsted framework, and read some tips for preparing for inspection.

From September 2021: questions related to COVID-19

The School Inspection Handbook 2021 explains that inspectors will use the preparation phone call with the headteacher to:

  • Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on your school community
  • Learn how school leaders responded, including any specifics for the transitional period
  • Explore how your school implemented the curriculum, including any continuing remote education offer

See paragraphs 9 and 10 of the handbook linked above.

Curriculum - including how school leaders' decisions about remote education continue to affect your school Remote education - including school leaders' decisions linked to your curriculum External data - although teacher-assessed grades from 2020 and 2021 will not be used to assess curriculum impact Leadership - including how your school leaders have changed school development plans in response to COVID-19 Safeguarding and attendance - including how your school leaders have adapted their safeguarding approach during