Don’t wait until the final feedback meeting
It’s important that you start to capture and reflect on feedback before the end of the inspection. This gives you time to question and clarify the inspector’s judgements while they are still in your school.
The final feedback meeting at the end of the inspection is primarily intended for governors, so will be a summary of the inspectors’ key findings rather than a detailed account. Likewise, the final report is intended for parents and will be even less detailed.
Nothing you hear at the final meeting or in the report should come as a surprise. You will have plenty of opportunity to get feedback and discuss it with inspectors earlier in the inspection.
Read our step-by-step guide to a graded Ofsted inspection so you know what to expect.
You and other senior leaders will