The current Ofsted Inspection framework came into effect on 1st September 2019. Ofsted confirmed during the summer of 2020 that inspections would take place during the 2020-2021 academic year, with inspectors looking at the management of the return to school in the Autumn term and formal inspections expected to begin again in January. Please see the links and Ofsted case studies below for further guidance. 


Autumn term interim visits

What to expect should you receive the call in the Autumn term of 2020. 

What maintained schools must publish online / What academies must publish online

The checklist of items Ofsted will be looking for on your website. 

School Inspection handbook

The school inspection handbook explains how Ofsted carry out inspections and the judgements that inspectors make under section 5 inspections. It contains the grade descriptors that inspectors use when making their judgements.

School Inspection handbook section 8

The school inspection handbook section 8 explains how Ofsted carry out inspections of good schools.

The Education Inspection Framework

The education inspection framework sets out the statutory basis for schools inspected under section 5 of the Education Act 2005 (as amended).

There are also new guides for school leaders on what to expect from an inspection, and how best to prepare. For all information on Ofsted please visit their website Ofsted.gov.uk

Taverham High School have shared their recent Ofsted experience

Primary School Ofsted experiences

Spring Term Leadership Updates

18 Jan 2022

Bookings are now open for our Spring Term Leadership Updates! These provide great opportunities to network with colleagues and hear from key partners on topics impacting Norfolk schools and leade...


14 Dec 2021

All Educate Norfolk Meetings and Events are currently being held virtually via Zoom until further notice

Mental Health First Aider Course - October 2021

01 Jul 2021

Educate Norfolk members, we are offering an online Adult Mental Health First Aider Course over 2 days. This will be taking place on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th October 2021 from 9.30am - 3.30pm ea...


30 Jun 2021

Our annual conference is the 14th and 15th October 2021 at Norwich City Football Club (Covid restrictions allowing) We hope to be able to bring you together in person at Norwich City Football Club. A...

Covid 19 Update for Schools

01 Jan 2021

On our Covid-19 All Information tab, you will find all current Government guidance, including Dfe updates, important contacts and District Advisor details, Local Authority Updates, catch up programme,...