Key Points
  • Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on Inspections: Exploring what to expect for 2021-2022 school year
  • Best Practice Case Studies: Learning from Ofsted Outstanding schools on the curriculum, leadership and management
  • Implementing a Knowledge Rich Curriculum and Cultural Capital: The challenges and benefits for staff and pupils
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Overview

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Tim Oates CBE, Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment & Member of the Ofsted Curriculum Advisory Group
  • Julie Taylor, Principal, Belvedere Academy *Ofsted Outstanding
  • Geoff Rutherford, Former Headteacher, Wyche CE School *Ofsted Outstanding
  • Steve Waters, Founder and CEO, Teach Well Alliance
  • Simon Potten, Headteacher, Oakwood School
  • Michael Freeston, Quality and Standards Director, Early Years Alliance
  • Richard Daniel Curtis, CEO, Root of it & Programme Director, The National Leaders in Mental Health Programme
  • Professor David Leat, Professor of Curriculum Innovation, Newcastle University

During 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in inspections being deferred. Inspections began remotely for schools in January and could return by the summer term.

Join Westminster Insight’s Ofsted Inspections Digital Conference to reflect on the impact of COVID-19 and consider the challenges for future inspections during the 2021-2022 school year.

You will hear from Ofsted Outstanding schools such as Belvedere Academy who will share best practice case studies on areas such as defining a knowledge rich curriculum and cultural capital. Utilising data effectively to help monitor pupil progress, providing evidence of progress and exploring why schools cannot rely on outcomes.

Our event is designed for all school headteachers, deputy heads, members of the leadership team, chairs of governors and heads of curriculum.


Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:20
Chair's Opening Remarks: The New Ofsted Framework-One Year On

 
  • Reflecting on COVID-19 - it's impact on schools, curriculums and inspections 
  • Outlining the implications of the current Ofsted framework in practice 
  • How can schools provide evidence of the quality of education, behaviour & attitudes, personal development, leadership & management



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Tim Oates CBE Director of Assessment Research and Development Cambridge Assessment & Member of the Ofsted Curriculum Advisory Group

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09:30 - 10:00
Case Study: Belvedere Academy – Curriculum Reform

 
  • Unpacking Belvedere Academy’s work around curriculum in line with the current Ofsted Inspection Framework 
  • Exploring the facets of a ‘knowledge rich’ curriculum and what this means in practice
  • Building a curriculum suitable for all in response to COVID-19

    09:50 - 10:00 Questions and Discussion  

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Julie Taylor Principal, Belvedere Academy *Ofsted Outstanding

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10:00 - 10:40
Unpacking the Meaning of a Broad and Balanced Curriculum

 
  • Developing a more localised curriculum which uses more local resources and issues
  • Understanding the implications of COVID-19 on learning and the challenges of providing a balanced and broad curriculum remotely 
  • Assessing the merits of Project Based Learning by allowing students to explore real-world challenges and problems 
  • Taking a holistic view of how schools give all pupils the curriculum they are entitled to 
  • Providing a broad and balanced curriculum and enhancing learning through educational visits and engaging activities

    10:30  - 10:40 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Professor David Leat Professor of Curriculum Innovation, Newcastle University

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10:40 - 11:00
Being Confident on ‘Cultural Capital’ within the Current Oftsed Framework

 
  • Defining cultural capital and what this means in practice 
  • Exploring how to show confidence in demonstrating cultural capital by displaying the exciting and stimulating activities you do at school 
  • Developing links between the child and their home life to better understand their background, culture and community

    10:50  - 11:00 Questions and Discussion 

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Michael Freeston Director of Quality Improvement, Early Years Alliance

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11:00 - 11:20
Break

 

11:20 - 11:50
Achieving an Ofsted ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ in Leadership and Management

 
  • How leadership can provide Outstanding ‘levels of support for wellbeing issues’
  • Unpacking what it means to protect staff from bullying and harassment       
  • Gaining an understanding of the main pressures on staff and taking action
  • Exploring how school leaders responded to COVID-19 
11:40 - 11:50 Questions and Discussion 


11:50 - 12:20
Improving Staff Wellbeing by Reducing Staff Workload and Facilitating Staff Development

 
  • Reviewing the key areas in the Ofsted framework that relate to staff workload such as the volume of administration tasks, volume of marking, SEND and SEBD support, and support staff 
  • Maximising school budgets by implementing cost effective resources             
  • How data can be used to reduce staff workload and prevent burnout  
  • Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on staff wellbeing and what we can do to reduce burnout 

    12:10 - 12:20 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Richard Daniel Curtis Programme Director, The Mental Health Aware Leadership and the Skills for Progress Programmes

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12:20 - 12:50
Case Study: Wyche CE School

 
  • Exploring how Wyche CE School achieved an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating  
  • Embedding the National Curriculum within the wider School Curriculum
  • Establishing learning in a “Real Life” context
  • Creating a broad and balanced curriculum through project based learning

12:40 - 12:50 Questions and Discussion

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Geoff Rutherford Headteacher, Wyche CE School, Malvern

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12:50 - 13:20
Case Study: Oakwood School’s Research with 6 Schools in Surrey

 
  • Managing the phone call and managing the inspection on the day 
  • Preparing the school community, especially middle leaders, to identify and prepare areas for Deep Dives 
  • Identifying vulnerable groups and book scrutiny’s 
  • Focusing on curriculum and extra-curricular activities 
13:10 - 13:20 Questions and Discussion

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Simon Potten Headteacher, Oakwood School

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13:20 - 13:40
Intermission

 

13:40 - 14:10
Effectively Using Data to Monitor Pupil Progress

 
  • Ensuring that your data reflects a holistic view of your school
  • Providing evidence of progress and exploring why schools cannot just rely on outcomes
  • Addressing implications of COVID-19 on data and outcomes to help prepare for future inspections 
14:00 - 14:10 Questions and Discussion 

14:10 - 15:00
Panel: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on the Curriculum, Inspections and Outcomes

 
  • Reflecting on the implications of COVID-19 on inspections and the implementation of remote monitoring  
  • Addressing what to expect for 2021-2022 school year
  • Analysing the impact of missed learning on the curriculum and outcomes, and how this may influence future measures for inspections

15:00 - 15:15
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Tim Oates CBE Director of Assessment Research and Development Cambridge Assessment & Member of the Ofsted Curriculum Advisory Group

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End

Speakers

Steve Waters Founder & CEO, Teach Well Alliance

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Richard Daniel Curtis Programme Director, The Mental Health Aware Leadership and the Skills for Progress Programmes

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Michael Freeston Director of Quality Improvement, Early Years Alliance

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Professor David Leat Professor of Curriculum Innovation, Newcastle University

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Tim Oates CBE Director of Assessment Research and Development Cambridge Assessment & Member of the Ofsted Curriculum Advisory Group

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Simon Potten Headteacher, Oakwood School

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Geoff Rutherford Headteacher, Wyche CE School, Malvern

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Julie Taylor Principal, Belvedere Academy *Ofsted Outstanding

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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