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CHURCH SCHOOL Section 50 Training. Why inspect? Make schools accountable Inform parents and others Identify strengths and weaknesses Bring about improvement.

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1 CHURCH SCHOOL Section 50 Training

2 Why inspect? Make schools accountable Inform parents and others Identify strengths and weaknesses Bring about improvement

3 Gathering Initial Evidence Before the formal Inspection Days begin Web site Head Teacher Prospectus Previous Inspections Self Evaluation School Improvement Plan Governors’ meeting Parents’ questionnaire Pre-Inspection Commentary } Sources of information leading to

4 Gathering Initial Evidence Before the formal Inspection Days begin Web site Does it exist? Does it provide the information you want? If it doesn’t, look elsewhere (but why doesn’t it?)

5 Gathering Initial Evidence Before the formal Inspection Days begin A visit to the Headteacher Initial impressions - the school Initial impressions - the Headteacher Prospectus Previous Inspections Self Evaluation School Improvement Plan Set up meetings with Governors Parents’ questionnaires to be issued and collected

6 Gathering Initial Evidence Before the formal Inspection Days begin Prospectus Does it provides information you want? If it doesn’t, look elsewhere (but why doesn’t it?)

7 Gathering Initial Evidence Before the formal Inspection Days begin Previous Inspections What was good? What were the areas for improvement? (you will need to check that these have been improved......)

8 Gathering Initial Evidence Before the formal Inspection Days begin Self Evaluation Has one been prepared specifically for Section 50? Does it provide information you want? If it doesn’t, look elsewhere (but why doesn’t it?)

9 Gathering Initial Evidence Before the formal Inspection Days begin School Improvement Plan Does it follow from previous inspections? Are areas of weakness being addressed? Is it pointing in the right direction? Does it provides information you want? If it doesn’t, look elsewhere (but why doesn’t it?)

10 Gathering Initial Evidence Before the formal Inspection Days begin Governors’ meeting What was the atmosphere? How understanding are they? How supportive are they? What issues do they have?

11 Gathering Initial Evidence Before the formal Inspection Days begin Parents’ Questionnaires What was the response? What do they see as the school’s strengths/weaknesses? What were their comments? What issues do they have?

12 Pre-Inspection Commentary Before the formal Inspection Days begin Importance of careful preparation - Makes the best use of time in school - Improves dialogue when school knows where the inspector is starting from - Better evidence gathering - Sharply focused inspection leads to better reports

13 Pre-Inspection Commentary Before the formal Inspection Days begin Key elements of preparation -Analysing the available evidence -Coming to tentative views of the school -Identifying issues to explore during inspection -Summarising and communicating this to the school -Planning how you will gather evidence

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15 What does Good look like?

16 GOOD reflected in the experience of the learners A Distinctive Christian Character CW …. positive impact, integral part of life of the school, underpinned by Christian values teaching …. conscientious, interesting, deep subject knowledge learning …. knowledge of religion, secure understanding of Christianity achievement…. improvement in quality of work over time, celebrated, praised, displayed progress …. in response to challenges & demands in lessons staff …. dedicated, caring, supportive

17 A Distinctive Christian Character GOOD underpinning the well-being of each pupil and the whole school community beliefs …. able to link to every day issues, can talk about them faith …. knowledgeable, nourished, other faiths valued education …. whole child, spiritual & moral development, participation in learning values …. positive impact on personal development, values for life clergy …. regular presence, supporting staff and pupils, eucharist, local church staff …. Christian role models governors…. involved, interested, helpful, share experience parents …. involved, regular presence, support community…. visited, charities, helping, physical learning environment

18 well led and managed as a CHURCH school GOOD A Distinctive Christian Character head …. vision, values, ethos, example, role model, discipline, knowledge of pupils, visible SMT …. vision, values, ethos, example, role models, discipline, knowledge of pupils, visible self- evaluation…. effective, honest, strengths & areas where improvements could be made staff …. development, contribution, ownership environment …. care of buildings, learning facilities, play areas prospectus …. vision, mission, objectives, values


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