Learning from good and outstanding practice

Highlights from school evaluation and improvement

  • Developing an 'outstanding' school: examples of strategies
    Get advice from our associate experts on what makes a school 'outstanding' and how you can get there. You'll find features of 'outstanding' practice for each Ofsted judgement.
  • Features of 'outstanding' EYFS settings
    Learn why Ofsted judged 3 Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) settings to be ‘outstanding’. Watch what an 'outstanding' early years’ classroom looks like in practice, and use our resources to improve your provision.
  • Journey to become an 'outstanding' school: case studies
    Get advice and inspiration from other schools about how they turned the dial to push school improvement, and to go on to be rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
  • Leadership in 'outstanding' schools
    Understand what makes leadership 'outstanding'. Based on extracts from recent 'outstanding' Ofsted reports, find suggested actions to help strengthen your leadership in key areas.
  • Ofsted's MAT research: key learnings and recommendations
    Find out what schools in trusts find helpful about their MATs, and where the schools and the MATs face challenges. This research also covers what most MATs do similarly and what differs from trust to trust - use our summary to get straight to the bits you can learn from.
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  • Teaching: how to go from 'good' to 'outstanding' (primary)
    Find out how to sustain and improve 'good' teaching to make it 'outstanding'. Discover the key concepts of an 'outstanding' lesson, and see what Ofsted said about teaching in 3 'outstanding' schools.