Ofsted inspectors will of course visit classrooms when inspecting and this can lead teachers to think that their individual performance in lessons will be graded. We want to reiterate that this is NOT the case. Ofsted will observe strengths and weaknesses, but will NOT give a grade. Any notes taken will only be used for feedback and discussion.
The evidence that Ofsted looks at during inspection is clearly set out in the schools inspection handbook. We DO NOT expect schools to provide evidence for inspection beyond that set out in the handbook.
Our myth busting document highlights further common misconceptions. And we have a playlist #OfstedMyths featuring short videos about myths.
If you know of any other myths we should be aware of, please get in touch and let us know.