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Requires Improvement... 3 times! What next?

Discussion in 'Ofsted inspections' started by splendidconfusion, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. splendidconfusion

    splendidconfusion New commenter

    Evening all,

    Just come to the end of our OFSTED inspection. Pretty rough 2 days...
    Anyway, we were inspected in 2008, got satisfactory, 2011, got satisfactory/RI (not sure when it changed), 2014 (RI), monitoring visit (RI)... now full inspection, which I feel should be an RI again. Might not be, but that's what I feel.

    What is the likely result if it's another RI? Academisation? If we've already looked into forming our own MAT with another school, would that be accepted? We're not very far along the process at all... Finally, any idea on time-scales? If academisation was forced upon us, how long to take effect? I have a new job lined up for September anyway, but concerned for my friends who would be affected by changes.

  2. Stewsterthebear

    Stewsterthebear New commenter

    Wait until you told what the outcome is and meanwhile go to the pub!
  3. hhhh

    hhhh Star commenter

    How much does it cost for schools to be changed like this? And does it do anyone any good?
    And how can satisfactory now be unsatisfactory?
    And doesn't everywhere require improvement? Even if you think you're an outstanding teacher, aren't you always 'requiring' yourself to try to do even better?
    Compassman, phlogiston and wanet like this.
  4. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Probably a nervous summer as there's a fair chance the report won't be published until September. One of our local schools waited ages (much longer than the 19 working days they claim) to get their score.
  5. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    nothing you an do to change any of it, agree with the above, go to the pub, take your colleagues if you feel for them!
  6. Northhead

    Northhead Occasional commenter

    You can be RI for 2 consecutive FULL inspections (ie not counting monitoring visits) but you cannot be graded RI on the third full inspection. You can be outstanding, good or if the school is not deemed at least good, then it's special measures.

    Most schools I know that have had 2 consecutive RI inspections then become an academy as the slate is wiped clean in terms of gradings.

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