Post-inspection action plan: guidance and template
Get advice on how to use feedback from your inspections to create effective post-Ofsted action plans for your school or your subject.
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No requirement for maintained schools and academies
You're not required to produce post-inspection action plans.
However, by 8am on the day of your inspection, inspectors will want to see your current school improvement plan (SIP) or equivalent, including any planning that sets out the longer-term vision for your school, such as your school or trust's strategy.
This is set out in paragraph 82 of the School Inspection Handbook.
Requirement for independent schools
Where you're not meeting the independent school standards (ISS), the DfE can require you to prepare an action plan setting out how you'll address your failings, and by when.
After the action plan
- Action plan for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
- Action plans for writing (primary)
- Collaborating with other trusts and schools
- Creating a school improvement framework for your MAT
- Getting the most out of your Ofsted feedback
- How to deliver school improvement across your trust
- How to develop your long-term strategic plan
- How to get headteachers to work together to support each other
- How to involve pupils, parents and staff in trust development
- Improving teaching and learning: action plans
- Long-term strategic plans: examples
- Make pupil feedback count: how one SLT hears from every pupil, every year
- Monitoring teaching and learning: tracking sheets
- Premises development plans: template
- PSHE (primary) action plans
- Raising attainment plans
- Reading action plans (primary)
- School improvement planning: how to work with your governors
- School improvement plan: template, checklist and monitoring guidance
- Science action plans (primary)
- SDP vs strategic plan: what the difference is and why it matters
- SENCO action plan: template and examples
- SMSC development: action plans
- Subject action plan: template and guidance
- Talent mapping across your trust - how to get the most out of a skills database
- Trust strategic plans: template and guidance
- Trust-wide collaboration: overview
- Whole-school pastoral action plans
- Writing an effective SIP: planning guide
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