Audits

For schools that need a detailed point in time evaluation of their provision and practical recommendations for improvement we offer a variety of audits

Full Audit

 

Suitable for: Schools that are in good standing with Ofsted and - have not yet been inspected under the 2019 EIF; or are looking to check if they are still offering a good quality of education; or are looking to further improve the quality of their provision

Duration: 5 days (including 3 days onsite)

This is a whole school audit against Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework and the Independent School Standards. The outcome is a document outlining how the school complies with the Independent School Standards; a detailed report identifying strengths, areas for improvement and practical strategies to address un-met standards and areas for improvement.

Progress Monitoring Audit

Suitable for: Schools that have been inspected and it didn’t go well; they have compiled and implemented a DfE action plan; they are expecting a progress monitoring inspection

Duration: 3 days (including 1 day onsite)

 

During this audit we will check if the school now meets previously un-met standards and if they have addressed any other issues identified at the last inspection. We will also review whether or not they continue to meet the standards that were met at the last inspection. The outcome will be a document outlining how the school complies with previously un-met standards; if they continue to meet the standards that were met at the last inspection; practical steps to address any standards that are not met.

Material Change Audit

Suitable for: Schools that have applied to the DfE for a material change.

Duration: 2 days (including 1 day onsite)

 

During the audit we will check if the school is likely to meet the Independent School Standards related to the material change should it be implemented.

Pre-registration Audit

Suitable for: Schools that have applied to start a new independent school

Duration: 3 days (including 1 day onsite)

 

After sending your application to the DfE, and they have written to inform you that Ofsted will conduct a pre-registration inspection. During this audit we will evaluate if the school is likely to comply with the Independent School Standards when it opens.

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