We have released an addition date for Session 1 to accommodate schools who have not yet attended a session. The event will take place at Edwinstowe House on Friday 23rd March from 1pm -4pm.
To book on the event purchase your GDPR package then click on the link below.
Session 1 23rd March
Please find attached the revised Ofsted Section 5 and Section 8 handbooks.
The most significant change, and which is now being implemented, is that there are now four possible outcomes to a section 8 short inspection, whereas before there were only two.
Outcome 1 – the school continues to be a good school
Outcome 2 – the school remains good and there is sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school may be judged outstanding if it received a section 5 inspection now. The school will be informed that its next inspection will be a section 5 inspection, which will typically take place within one to two years
Outcome 3 – the lead inspector is not satisfied that the school would receive at least its current grade if a section 5 inspection were carried out now. The school will be informed that its next inspection will be a section 5 inspection, which will typically take place within one to two years
Outcome 4 – the lead inspector has gathered evidence that suggests the school may be inadequate in one or more of the graded judgements under section 5 inspections; there are serious concerns about safeguarding, pupils’ behaviour or the quality of education; there are concerns that the performance of an outstanding non-exempt school could be declining to ‘requires improvement’.  The short inspection will be converted to a section 5 inspection, usually within 48 hours.
You can see these changes in the form of a diagram on page 15 of the Section 8 handbook.
Other changes that we would like to draw your attention to are as follows:
Section 5 handbook
References to performance management deleted – Paras 39, 71, 148, 155
Changes to RI monitoring inspections – Para 97, 100
Section 8 handbook
Changes to RI monitoring arrangements Para 92.93, Para 99
If you feel that you would benefit that your school would benefit from a bespoke Ofsted update and / or guidance on how to engage effectively in the inspection process, please do not hesitated to contact us.
 Non-exempt schools are maintained nursery schools, pupil referral units and special schools.
Moderation Handbook 2018
The Moderation Handbook 2018 is now available to download. The handbook gives important information regarding moderation in Nottinghamshire 2018.
The handbook outlines the moderation process for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 writing. It includes important dates, links to statutory documents, the local agreement and appeals process.
To access the document go to http://www.em-edsupport.org.uk/assessmentandmoderation
Pupil Premium Self/Peer Audit Tool
Nottinghamshire’s Pupil Premium Self/Peer Audit Tool has been designed and developed with the help of local schools and partners as part of Nottinghamshire’s well-established ‘Closing the Educational Gaps’ Strategy which aims to ensure all children and young people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background. The purpose of this audit is to provide school leaders (and governors) with a self or peer evaluation framework to evaluate the impact of use of Pupil Premium funding to raise the attainment, achievements and aspirations of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in their school. Schools are encouraged to adapt the audit tool templates to suit their school’s needs and auditing approach.
To find out more go to our Pupil Premium Service page. http://www.em-edsupport.org.uk/pupilpremium
General Data Protection Training and Toolkit
Are you GDPR ready?
Meeting the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
What schools need need to know before May 2018
Training and Toolkit Package now available to purchase.
To find out more go to http://www.em-edsupport.org.uk/gdpr