Free advice on what happens in the attainment meeting during an OfSTED inspection? Great insight!

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Under the new framework the “Attainment” meeting is arguably one of the most important meetings that will happen during an OfSTED inspection. A school will not be given an Outstanding if it does not have outstanding attainment, and likewise with the judgement of good, requires improvement and inadequate. There will always be a heavy  focus on achievement in the early part  of an inspection. The result of this meeting will shape the profile of the inspection and therefore this meeting must be a priority to perform in.

The following is a summary of the areas that COULD possibly be discussed;

  • Expected progress and better than expected progress is a key measure to judge good/outstanding schools and this will be investigated and discussed!
  • Pupil Premium impact must be highlighted and must demonstrated by schools. Is the government/pupils/parents getting value for money?
  • The Current status of KS4 learners were will discussed. Where are they now? Where will they be? Do you have a battle plan? Current data?
  • The Current achievement of KS3 learners including progression will be probed.
  • Achievement of SEN pupils will be discussed in particular statement pupils.
  • The progress and attainment of key groups of learners, i.e. FSM,. BME and FSM6 learners
  • Discussions and analysis of Maths and English attainment with emphasis on KS2 to KS3 progression!

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