On Thursday we will be having a 'Virtual' Interim Visit as part of Ofsted's rolling programme. Senior Leaders will be meeting two Inspectors during the day for a series of on-line meetings. We are looking forward to sharing with them the progress we have made so far and our plans for the future in these most unusual circumstances.
"These interim visits are to reassure and inform parents, government and the public about how schools are managing the return to full education for all pupils.
Interim visits will help parents and the public to understand how individual schools are returning to the school’s normal curriculum. We will not be evaluating what leaders did during the spring and summer term 2020, when schools were not open to all pupils, but we may need to understand the broad context of its impact on the school.
The lead Her Majesty’s Inspector (HMI) will write a short letter after each interim visit. The letter will summarise briefly the discussions inspectors had with leaders. This is to provide parents with information about what leaders are doing to help pupils back into full-time education. Letters will not provide any evaluation or graded judgement. They will be published on our reports website.
We will also use our findings from the visits to report to the Secretary of State and the public on the picture across schools in England."