Ofsted 'summary evaluations' of trusts: explainer
Summary evaluations are Ofsted's approach to gathering findings about a trust. Find out what happens at each stage of the process, what Ofsted will expect of you and your leadership team and what it's likely to consider.
Summary evaluations: in a nutshell
Summary evaluations are how Ofsted evaluates the quality of education provided by a trust and leaders’ contributions to this. There are 2 stages to the process:
- Stage 1: batched inspections, where Ofsted carries out normal inspections in a number of a trust's academies, usually over a period of up to 2 terms
- Stage 2: summary evaluation, where over a week inspectors meet trust leaders and discuss the findings of the individual inspections from stage 1 and overall educational quality across the trust. Inspectors will also meet trustees
Give the trust helpful recommendations on aspects of provision that could be improved Recognise where the trust is having a positive impact on the quality of