Information for School Improvement Partners

Autumn Term 2017:

Autumn Term Template (Google Doc) (Please make a copy of the doc before editing)

The focus for the autumn term visit is a detailed analysis and evaluation of the outcomes achieved by pupils. Each section of the template has guidance notes to aid the writing of the report.
The first page remains a summary of your findings with the details about each key stage on the following pages. The new report also indicates whether the SIP has shared latest guidance on websites, SCR (page 4) and Ofsted documents.
Please remember that the main audience for the reports are governors so avoidance of acronyms and short hand is best practice. Some data may be needed but try to avoid long lists or tables. A clear and concise written narrative of the evidence seen, with evaluative statements/conclusion/judgements is what we are after. The aim is to inform governors of strengths and weaknesses to enable them to hold the HT to account.

Spring Term 2018:

Spring Term Template (Google Doc). Please make a copy of the doc before editing.

The focus for the spring term is predominately about teaching, learning and assessment and this is reflected in the format. There are also a couple of new boxes regarding predicted outcomes for the end of the year and any monitoring of AP provision. If it does not apply to your school please write NA in the box.

Below is an update for the new section 8 procedures. This does now give you more scope to judge good overall, if the school is currently good with Ofsted but one of the subsections are a 3. What you are saying here is that at any section 8 you predict the outcome will be that the school remains good but with a direction to get a section 5 within 1 to 2 years or before the end of their 5 year statutory time frame.

Please remember that the main audience for the reports are governors so avoidance of acronyms and short hand is best practice. Some data may be needed but try to avoid long lists or tables. A clear and concise written narrative of the evidence seen, with evaluative statements/conclusion/judgements is what we are after. The aim is to inform governors of strengths and weaknesses to enable them to hold the HT to account.

 

Documents to support your work:

Spring Term Template (pdf)

Ofsted Update – January 2018

Quality Assurance Checklist

Website compliance – maintained schools (weblink)

Website compliance – academies (weblink)

Requests during the initial phone call

Documents Ofsted will request

Summer Term 2018:

Summer Term Template (Google Doc) (please make a copy before editing)

The focus is an analysis and evaluation of Safeguarding and Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.

In addition there is a section on Looked After Children which will require a short meeting with the designated lead for LAC. This may or may not be the HT but you should contact the school before your visit to arrange this meeting.

As usual please check the guidance text in each box before the day so that you can collect the appropriate evidence. There may be the odd occasion when the template is not totally suitable for a specific school. If you feel this is the case for one of your schools please let me know before the visit, but as usual we are looking for your judgements in our format.
As always save a copy of the report template before writing in it.
Any questions please contact David Street.

 

Documents to Support Your Work:

Please direct any queries or questions about SIP work to David Street.

For ant errors/omissions on this webpage please contact Dave Cookson.