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Regulatory Compliance Inspection - what is it exactly?

Discussion in 'Independent' started by Charlotte aux fraises, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Charlotte aux fraises

    Charlotte aux fraises New commenter


    I teach in a prep school and we have been told we have a Regulatory Compliance Inspection on Wednesday and Thursday. It is my first year in a private school and I have no clue what it is about. Will the inspectors observe lessons? Is it a bit like Ofsted?

    I work part time and I am not in school on a Monday, so I will miss the staff meeting explaining what the inspection is about and what the expectations are for staff.

    Can anyone help? Thanks!
  2. Skeoch

    Skeoch Lead commenter

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  3. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    It is a check on whether the school has the required systems in place for handling complaints, monitoring health and safety, record keeping, DBS checks on staff, adequate safeguarding policy etc. - more of a concern for the leadership team and chair of governors than teachers in general, although there is usually a little lesson observation included, as well as a check on curriculum plans, etc.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2019
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  4. Charlotte aux fraises

    Charlotte aux fraises New commenter

  5. LadyPsyche

    LadyPsyche New commenter

    We had one. It's lots of evidence re compliance with all policies and regulations, checking that we do all the things we say we do, looking for evidence of PSHE etc. Lots of talking with Senior Management mainly. We had no observations, but the inspector did have a guided tour and 'popped in' to each classroom - for around 30 seconds. Definitely one for SMT to worry about. Just smile and get on with your day! :)

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