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An Insight to Inspection: What can Primary ECTs expect when Ofsted calls (Face to Face)

  • ECTs may fear the pressure of an Ofsted inspection, probably more than their more experienced colleagues.
  • This workshop will allay those fears, clarify exactly what happens on an inspection, and look and myths and realities around OFSTED inspections

It will provide participants with an opportunity to consider the activities that inspectors undertake when inspecting a school and the evidence they collect to arrive at their judgements. The course will focus on the new inspection framework that has been in place from September 2019 and how that has been working in practice, and will also raise participants’ awareness of how Ofsted’s research and other publications can help an ECT develop their teaching and preparation for their future career.

  • Facilitator
  • Venue & Travel Information

David Barter, Senior Performance & Achievement Officer (Rochdale Borough Council)

Dave Barter has been a community governor of a primary school and a staff governor of a secondary, as well as having had responsibility for governor services on two local authorities.  He has been a senior leader in two secondary schools and two LAs, and has extensive training experience in topics as diverse as IT in education, e-safety, performance management, use of data, and writing a SEF/SDP.  He is currently Rochdale Council’s Senior Performance & Achievement Officer.

Hopwood Hall College

Free parking is available onsite - just press the buzzer at the barrier and say you're here for a REAL Trust event.

How to get here

By Road: The Rochdale campus is 2.6 miles from junction 20 off the M62. Follow the signs for Rochdale town centre

By Rail: Rochdale train station is a ten minute walk from the Rochdale Campus through the town centre. It is also a Metrolink station, Manchester’s light railway system, which links Rochdale with Oldham, Bury and Manchester City Centre.

By Bus: The Rochdale bus station is approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the Rochdale campus. There are frequent bus services throughout the borough which terminate in Rochdale.

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