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Reply To: OFSTED inspection

Chris Platt

Hi Rachel,

This will be as useful as a chocolate teapot, but I’ve been in schools during multiple OFSTED inspections. They have never once shown the slightest interest in speaking with me or observing me (though I do tend to keep a low profile!). Similarly school leadership teams have never asked me to contribute – probably wisely as I have no idea what to say to an OFSTED inspector and would probably just moan about multiple aspects of the curriculum and why on earth it bangs on about fronted adverbials etc. If my experience is anything to go by the day will pass you by, no member of staff will have any time for you whatsoever, and you’ll leave with little more than an occasional glimpse of an inspector in a corridor.