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Leadership and the new Ofsted framework

Vivienne Porritt Executive Director v.porritt@ioe.ac.uk

www.ioe.ac.uk/lcll


• What are the essential aspects you need to know about the role of leaders in the new Ofsted framework? • What do you need to do to succeed in the new framework?


What are the essential aspects you need to know about the role of leaders in the new Ofsted framework?


Essential aspects What’s new or different? Sharper focus on the aspects of schools’ work that have greatest impact on raising achievement which involves: • a reduction in the number of key judgements required • a further increase in the proportion of inspectors’ time in school that is spent observing teaching and gathering evidence of learning, progress and behaviour • school’s summary of self-evaluation


Essential aspects Quality of education provided • the achievement(overall of pupils at the school effectiveness) • the quality of teaching in the school • the quality of leadership in andQuality management of the school of Behaviour Achievement Quality of leadership • the behaviour and safety of pupils at the school. and safety of of pupils teaching and pupils management Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural Development

Meeting needs of pupils, in particular needs of disabled pupils and those with SEN


Ensuring quality of leadership and management •

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demonstrate an ambitious vision for the school, high expectations for what every pupil and teacher can achieve, set high standards for quality and performance improve teaching and learning, including the management of pupils’ behaviour provide a broad and balanced curriculum that: meets the needs of all pupils; enables all pupils to achieve their full educational potential and make progress in their learning; and promote their good behaviour and safety and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development evaluate the school’s strengths and weaknesses; use findings to promote improvement improve the school and develop its capacity for sustaining improvement by developing leadership capacity and high professional standards among all staff engage with parents and carers in supporting pupils’ achievement, behaviour and safety and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development ensure that all pupils are safe.


Your role

Role of governors

‘Inspection evidence tells us that there is a relationship between effective governance, the quality of leadership and management, and the quality of provision and pupil achievement. In 2009/10 governance was good or outstanding in 56% of schools. However, in just over a fifth of the schools inspected, governance was judged to be less effective than leadership. This finding suggests that there is potential in many schools for governors to make an even greater contribution than they do at present to improving outcomes.’ School Governance: Learning from the best, Ofsted, 2011


What do you need to do to succeed in the new framework? • as a senior leader? • as a middle leader? • as a school?


More time will be spent in observing lessons than previously so that first hand, robust evidence is available as a basis for inspection judgements.

Implications of this for achieving success?


The balance in your school? Normal performance

Performance when observed


Read through the leadership and management descriptors and underline key issues for your school.

Choose one of the issues and articulate the evidence you have to support your judgement. If relevant, articulate why you are not crossing the grade boundary. If you judge the school to be outstanding, why are you not good?

Leadership & Management in the Ofsted Framework  

Handouts from LCLL session.

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