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					      Coping with OFSTED
•   Key National Messages
•   School Comparisons
•   Improvement since last OFSTED
•   Areas for Inspection
•   Empowerment through Inspection
Key National Messages
• ICT improved over all subjects – BUT is
  still weakest subject.
• Pupils attainment good in 30% of schools
  – BUT unsatisfactory in 25%
• Teaching good in nearly 50% of schools –
  BUT unsatisfactory in 12.5%
• Assessment is weak
• Resources have improved
Weaknesses
• School Development Plans not focused on
  ICT for Learning
• Continuity, progression and extension
• Planning for ICT use – LOs
• Information handling and control
• Lack of formative and summative
  assessments
• ICT to support literacy and numeracy
You Want
• Leadership – SMT and ICT Co-ordinator
• Vision
  – careful self evaluation
  – appropriate ICT Dev Plans
• High Standards – ICT skills and as a tool
  for learning
• Quality of curriculum and assessments
• Commitment to good ICT resourcing
How Do We Measure Up?
• Honest audit of:
  – Use
    • Where?    When?   How?
  – Assessment
    • Do we do it?
    • Portfolios?
  – Standards
    • What levels?
    • How do we know?
Audit ………..
 – Resources
   • Management of resources
   • Access
   • Level – CPR/Connectivity/Software
 – Planning
   •   Does the plan only address procurement?
   •   What about curriculum development?
   •   Staff training?
   •   Improving Standards?
Have We Improved?
• Evidence to show Key Issues have
  been fully addressed
  –   Examples of pupils work
  –   Teachers’ planning files
  –   Assessment portfolios
  –   Teacher confidence
Areas of Inspection
• Key Issues
• Standards
• Quality of Teaching
  –   Subject knowledge
  –   Curriculum coverage
  –   Interventions
  –   Assessment for development
  –   Appropriate challenge
And there’s more
• Quality of Learning
  –   Understanding and application
  –   Challenge
  –   Progress
  –   Time on task
  –   Independent learning
Curriculum
•   Statutory requirements met
•   Broad and balanced
•   ICT Pos and as a tool for learning
•   Assessment
Resources
• Government targets met
  – 1:11 and 1:7
• Appropriate funding allocated
• Future resources planned
Leadership and
Management
• Vision for ICT
• ICT Co-ordinator empowered
• Effective School Development Plans
  – More than one year
  – Not just resourcing
• Subject leaders understand ICT
• Governor involvement
Life After Inspection
• Celebrate successes and
  achievements
• Use as a positive pointer to further
  improvement
• Talk to your OFSTED inspectors –
  free advice
• Use your LEA support services
Coping With Inspection

				
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