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Ofsted is changing: schools will have to take no notice

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Ofsted’s inspectors could give little more than 150 minutes’ notice before arriving at your school if plans for its new inspection regime get the go-ahead, Tes has revealed.

An inspection team would phone the school before 10am and then arrive after 12.30pm on the same day.

Ofsted insists that its arrival will only be for pre-inspection planning on site – and the official visit will start the following day – but headteachers and teachers are unlikely to see it that way.

The proposed changes come amid widespread worry that the inspectorate will not be able to carry out its new-look curriculum ...

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