Last reviewed on 3 September 2021
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Understand which parts of school leadership and management will be judged under the Ofsted inspection framework. See what evidence you can provide and read a summary of the grade descriptors.

The impact of COVID-19

Inspectors will seek to understand how you've adapted your school development plans as a result of COVID-19, including the rationale for any new or modified school improvement priorities.

This is explained in paragraph 23 of the School Inspection Handbook.

What inspectors are looking for

High expectations of all pupils (including those who are harder to reach), ensuring: These are embodied in leaders' and staff's day-to-day interactions with pupils The way the school uses pupil premium funding is founded on good evidence Attention is focused on the education provided by the school Continuing professional development (CPD) for teachers and staff that is aligned with the curriculum and which develops teachers' knowledge over time Coherence and consistency across the school so pupils always benefit from effective teaching and consistent expectations Thoughtful and positive engagement with parents and their community in a way that supports pupils' education Boundaries drawn with the community to resist inappropriate