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?This invaluable handbook will equip teachers, subject leaders and the school's senior leadership team with the tools and know-how to prepare for their next inspection with confidence. Distilled from Paul Garvey's 11 years of inspection experience, this practical book builds on its predecessor Taking Control to help schools ready themselves for their crucial next visit from Ofsted. It will help all maintained schools in the UK to prepare for inspection under Ofsted's 2019 Education Inspection Framework (EIF). Taking Control II contains many first-hand experiences of inspection under the updated EIF and highlights the methodology of inspection, including 'Deep Dives' and the 90-minute phone call, combined with top tips to ensure school leaders get the best out of them for their school. It also provides a range of effective self-evaluation tools to help schools compile a persuasive Self-Evaluation Form (SEF) in order to convince the inspection team of the true quality of the school's provision and ensure that the school is awarded the deserved grade.
Ofsted don't allow their inspectors to offer advice to schools. But as a former inspector, Paul Garvey is able to use his experience to help headteachers prepare for inspections in order to help every school gain the grade it feels it deserves. His book is full of invaluable insights, gathered from years of experience in inspecting thousands of different schools. He takes readers step-by-step through what schools need to be doing (and not doing!) in advance to prepare, and then walks readers through the inspection process from both the school's and inspector's point of view. Paul refers regularly to Ofsted's School Inspection Handbook in order to link his advice to the grading criteria. And finally, he guides readers on writing their self-evaluation form. This book is a must have for any senior leadership team with an inspection due.